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.

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

December 3, 2020
Rice area and production for 2019/20 are increased based on the latest data from the National Statistics Agency (BPS).
November 23, 2020
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
November 19, 2020
This report contains the marketing year (MY) 2020/21 harvest data for wheat, barley, and corn in Croatia.
November 12, 2020
On October 16, 2020, the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture (MinAg) reported the 2020 corn harvest at 91 percent complete with 2.5 million metric tons (MMT), a 15-percent decline...