In 2019, the value of U.S. wheat exports to the world reached $6.2 billion, up 15 percent from the prior year as a result of reduced competition from Australia, Canada, and Russia. The top three markets, accounting for 34 percent of exports, were Mexico, Philippines, and Japan at $812 million, $700 million, and $608 million, respectively. U.S. wheat exports continue to be spread out across a wide variety of markets. Due to China’s retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent imposed on U.S. wheat, exports to China were down 84 percent from 2017 values. On the positive side, exports to Nigeria recovered from 2018 and exports to Egypt increased by more than 600 percent.
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.