Corn prices per metric ton on U.S. market 1940-2018

This statistic shows the development of corn prices within the American market from 1936 to 2018, per metric ton. In 1956, the price for one bushel of corn in the United States was around 3.97 U.S. dollars. In 2016, one bushel of corn cost about 3.36 U.S. dollars and was projected to reach 3.6 U.S. dollars in 2018. The United States was the largest producer of corn worldwide in 2018.

U.S. corn prices per metric ton from 1940 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019


United States

Survey time period

1940 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Values prior to 2005 were taken from previous editions of the publication.
* Estimated.
** Projected for crop year September 2015 to August 2016.

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