Distribution of global corn production in 2016/17, by country*

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United States36.67%
European Union5.75%
South Africa1.39%

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This statistic shows the distribution of the total corn production worldwide in 2016/17, broken down by country. According to the report, the United States was responsible for over a third of the world's corn production that year. Most of the U.S. production is attributable to the Corn Belt, which is located in the Midwest of the United States. Since the 1850s, corn has been the predominant crop in this area.
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Release date
March 2017
Survey time period
2016 and 2017
Supplementary notes
* Figures are calculated internally based on figures provided by the source.
Total does not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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