Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Exports: Corn

Corn, the No. 21 export by value totaled $980.09 million for the month of May, $4.08 billion through May of 2020, and $8.01 billion for all of 2019, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$1.16 B
2Japan$986.09 M
3Colombia$451.81 M
4South Korea$334.98 M
5Canada$232.54 M
6Guatemala$98.63 M
7Taiwan$86.32 M
8Saudi Arabia$80.93 M
9Costa Rica$79.14 M
10Dominican Republic$67.26 M
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U.S. exports of Corn decreased 7.84 percent through May to $4.08 billion

U.S. exports of Corn decreased 7.84 percent from $4.43 billion to $4.08 billion through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 21 through May among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 25 for the last full year with a total value of $8.01 billion, a $4.93 billion, 38.07 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Colombia, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Kalama, Wash. and No. 5 Eagle Pass.

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 Japan, No. 3 South Korea, No. 4 Colombia and No. 5 Taiwan. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of New Orleans, No. 2 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of Kalama, Wash. and No. 5 El Paso Border Crossing, Texas.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first five months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of New Orleans rose 7.84 percent compared to last year to $1.34 billion.
  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 12.34 percent compared to last year to $777.11 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 13.29 percent compared to last year to $321.39 million.
  • Port of Kalama, Wash. fell 26.54 percent compared to last year to $274.76 million.
  • Eagle Pass rose 37.57 percent compared to last year to $203.14 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports from No. 1 Mexico decreased $347.9 million, 11.12 percent, (68.16 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 2 Japan decreased $827.11 million, 29.4 percent, (48.66 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 3 Colombia decreased $245.41 million, 26.34 percent, (16.81 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 4 Canada increased $17.22 million, 3.53 percent, (12.38 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports from No. 5 South Korea decreased $1 billion, 73.4 percent, (8.92 percent market share).

All totaled, 78.91 percent of all these Corn exports from the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $6.32 billion of the $8.01 billion total.

All totaled, 71.55 percent of all these Corn exports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $2.92 billion of the $4.08 billion total