U.S. Wheat Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$7.22 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
24 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$6.58 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-1.22% (2012-2021)

In 2020, the value of U.S. wheat exports to the world reached $6.3 billion, up 1 percent from 2019 due to increased demand from China. The top three markets, accounting for 36 percent of sales, were the Philippines at $826 million, Mexico at $778 million, and Japan at $635 million. Increased demand from China offset stronger competition from Russia and Canada in key markets including Nigeria.

More information from the 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grain, can be found in the Grain: World Markets and Trade report.

Top 10 Markets for Wheat in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
Mexico $1.29 Billion
Philippines $885.44 Million
China $764.21 Million
Japan $702.19 Million
Nigeria $503.63 Million
South Korea $498.11 Million
Taiwan $305.82 Million
Colombia $190.95 Million
Thailand $188.62 Million
Yemen $154.41 Million
Top 10 Wheat Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Wheat Exports 2012 - 2021

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Data and Analysis

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Philippines: Grain and Feed Update

FAS Manila revised MY 2022/23 milled rice production downward to 11.975 million MT both because of a 3 percent expected reduction in yields as soaring fertilizer prices result in significantly reduced application and because of the effects of Typhoon Noru (Local name: Karding).
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Algeria: Grain and Feed Update

For MY 2022/23, Post maintains wheat and barley planted area forecast, while raising yield forecast on the account of reports that grain harvest and storage operations took place in good conditions. Post forecast MY 2022/23 wheat at 3.3 million metric tons (MMT), and barley at 1.2 MMT.
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Pakistan: Grain and Feed Update

Due to the impact of the recent flooding, the 2022/23 rice production forecast is lowered to 8.3 million tons. With a slow-down in exports during July and August, plus the recent flooding causing a pause in export activities, marketing year 2021/22 rice exports are lowered to 4.5 million tons.

News and Features

Ukraine is one of the world's top agricultural producers and exporters and plays a critical role in supplying grains and oilseeds to the global market.
Private exporters reported the following activity: 193K MT of hard red spring wheat for delivery to Philippines during MY 2022/23, 132K MT of soybeans for delivery to China during MY 2022/23, 126K MT of soybeans to unknown destinations during MY 2021/22.
February 22, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Nigeria and China

Private exporters reported the following activity: 132,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China during MY 2022/2023 and 120,000 MT of hard red winter wheat for delivery to Nigeria - 60,000 MT is for delivery during MY 2021/2022 and 60,000 MT is for delivery during MY 2022/2023.

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