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A number of factors have converged over the last 18 months to send global agricultural commodity prices to near-record levels. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – and the potential loss of Ukrainian exports – was the latest development to push commodity prices higher.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Foreign Demand Fuels U.S. Corn and Sorghum Exports

Strong foreign demand and reduced competition have sharply boosted exports to record levels for U.S. corn in 2020/21.
International Agricultural Trade Report

U.S. Sorghum Prices Rally with China’s Return to the Market

China’s announcement of tariff exclusions following the Phase One agreement had an immediate impact on U.S. sorghum exports mainly because of the sheer volume China purchases and its effect on prices.
International Agricultural Trade Report

China and Hong Kong: Challenges and Opportunities

At a combined $23.8 billion, China and Hong Kong represent 18 percent of U.S. agricultural exports to the world, up from 10 percent just a decade ago.
International Agricultural Trade Report

U.S. Ethanol Exports Remain Strong as Markets Diversify in 2015

The United States exported 836 million gallons of non-beverage ethanol in 2015, nearly all of which was used for fuel.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Growth in U.S. Agricultural Exports to China

Over the past decade, the United States' agricultural exports to China have risen sharply, propelling China into its position as the fastest-growing and highest-value export destination...
International Agricultural Trade Report

U.S. Exports of Corn-Based Products Continue to Climb

U.S. exports of corn-based products have experienced rapid growth in the past decade, reaching a value of $7.6 billion in fiscal year 2014, up 16 percent from the previous year.
International Agricultural Trade Report

North Asia’s Importance Grows in U.S. and Global Agricultural Markets

A rapidly growing middle class in North Asia is expected to boost demand for U.S. agricultural exports over the next decade.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Strong Start for 2012 DDG Exports Follows Record Shipments in 2011

Production of distillers dried grains (DDG) has soared in recent years as ethanol production has grown.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Record Forage Exports Despite Record Domestic Prices

Rising global demand and higher prices drove U.S. hay exports to a record $1.25 billion in 2012.