U.S. corn exports at $7.6 billion were down 39 percent or nearly $5 billion in 2019, from the 2018 record. This is the lowest level of corn exports since 2013. The sharp decline was attributed to higher U.S. prices impacted by unprecedented planting delays, reduced yield, relatively strong domestic use in the United States, and abundant competitor supplies. Top destinations were Mexico, Japan, Colombia, and South Korea, accounting for three-quarters of total U.S. corn exports.

More information from the 2019 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.

Data & Analysis

May 5, 2021
Farmers in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are expected to plant MY 2021/2022 corn on 200,000 hectares with an expected production of 1.2 million metric tons.
May 4, 2021
FAS New Delhi (post) is lowering its India MY 2021/2022 (April-March) wheat production forecast to 105 million metric tons (MMT) compared to the pre-harvest forecast of 107 MMT.
May 3, 2021
Wheat consumption in Haiti during Marketing Year (MY) 2021/22 (July 2021/June 2022) is forecast at 425,000 metric tons (MT).
April 28, 2021
In marketing year (MY) 2021/22, corn and rice production is forecast to increase due to greater area planted and slightly improved yields.