Corn - Statistics & Facts
Statistics and facts about corn in the U.S.
Corn is the world's most important grain, based on production volume. In 2016, a production level of around 1.05 billion metric tons of corn was achieved.
The United States was by far the biggest corn producer worldwide, with a production volume amounting to over 384 million metric tons in 2016. This corresponded to over one third of the global corn production. The leading U.S. states in corn cultivation are Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska.
The U.S. is also the world's leading exporter of corn, whereas the import volume is relatively small. Among the leading buyers of U.S. corn were Japan, Mexico, and Colombia in 2015.
Over the last seven decades, U.S. prices per one metric ton of corn showed high volatilities, but were rapidly increasing in the last years. A new peak price was reached in summer 2012, attributable especially to the tremendous drought in most of the major agricultural U.S. states. In the subsequent crop years of 2013 through 2016, prices dropped again.
Corn is increasingly utilized in the production of industrial ethanol. In 2015, almost 30 percent of all corn was used for this purpose in the United States.
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|Worldwide production of corn||1049.2m t||Details →|
|Leading global corn exporter||United States||Details →|
|Leading global corn consumer||United States||Details →|
|Area and production in the U.S.||Values||Statistic|
|Production of corn for grain in the U.S.||13,601,198k bu||Details →|
|Production value of corn for grain in the U.S.||49,038,819k USD||Details →|
|Area of corn for grain harvested in the U.S.||80,749k ac||Details →|
|Area of corn for silage harvested in the U.S.||6,221k ac||Details →|
|U.S. fertilizer use for corn||10,947k t||Details →|
|Leading U.S. state based on production value of corn for grain||Iowa||Details →|
|Trade and prices in the U.S.||Values||Statistic|
|U.S. exports of corn||2,225m bu||Details →|
|U.S. imports of corn||32m bu||Details →|
|U.S. corn prices||3.4 USD/bu||Details →|
|Utilization and consumption in the U.S.||Values||Statistic|
|Total U.S. domestic use of corn||11,883m bu||Details →|
|Per capita consumption of corn products in the U.S.||34lb||Details →|
|U.S. corn for ethanol||Values||Statistic|
|Corn for ethanol production in the U.S.||135,306k t||Details →|
|Corn stover for ethanol production in the U.S.||1,454k t||Details →|
- Corn for grain production in the U.S. 2000-2015+Corn for grain production in the U.S. 2000-2015
Production of corn for grain in the U.S. from 2000 to 2015 (in 1,000 bushels)
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U.S. exports of corn from 2001 to 2016 (in million bushels)
- Corn production share worldwide by country 2015/17Corn production share worldwide by country 2015/17
Distribution of global corn production in 2016/17, by country*
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