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Maize Exports by Country 2024

Due to the numerous uses for maize around the world, this crop is a valuable cereal grain, grown for food and industrial purposes. Thanks to innovative uses for maize in industry and a growing global population, maize has an export compound annual growth rate of 36.3%.

About Maize

Originally a crop grown in the New World, maize production has spread around the globe. In Australia and the United States maize goes by the name corn.

This cereal grain requires relatively warm temperatures for growth and cannot abide freezing weather or drought. Crop yields depend highly on rainfall during the growing period, and excessively dry weather can ruin a harvest.

Most producers plant this crop after the last frost for harvest in the summer, depending on the variety. Some types of maize, such as field corn, stay in the field longer and farmers harvest them in the late autumn or early winter.

Uses for Maize

Maize has numerous applications for people and animals. Animals consume dried maize. Even the plant can serve as fodder after drying. Human food uses include fresh maize, popcorn, meal, cornstarch, corn syrup, and bourbon whiskey. These applications account for a small amount of the maize grown and exported. Other applications of maize are within the industrial chemistry field. Ethanol is a fuel source that can combine with gasoline to reduce pollutants from vehicles. Additionally, maize can serve as a component of biofuel for producing energy.

Maize Global Demand

Globally, maize ranks as the 86th most traded product, out of 1,217 in 2021. This trading volume means that maize comprised 0.25% of trade in all goods globally that year.

Some of the world's top importers of maize in 2021 included China, Mexico, Japan, and South Korea. These nations and many other importers of maize relied on the production of corn in exporters, such as the United States and Argentina.

Top Maize Exporters

While the United States long topped the list of maize exporters, in 2023, Brazil took this top spot. During the 2022 to 2023 trading year, Brazil exported 53 million metric tons of maize. The United States placed second that year with exports of 42.5 million metric tons.

Rounding out the top five exporters of maize in 2023 were Argentina, South Africa, and Ukraine. While the countries that rank in the top for exporting maize deliver a significant amount of corn to the world, exports not in the top 11 still shipped out 131.365 million metric tons of maize.

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Country
Maize Export Value
Maize Export Quantity (kg)
India$189,793529,101,000
United States$115,452181,597,000
Germany$115,231128,691,000
Turkey$80,837197,813,000
Spain$73,367151,356,000
China$71,754147,250,000
France$63,582117,894,000
Ukraine$38,36978,740,700
Egypt$34,77963,349,700
Netherlands$33,40845,818,500
Brazil$28,50663,966,900
Indonesia$28,46160,710,600
Italy$27,15842,291,400
Serbia$26,26855,107,500
South Korea$19,03042,218,000
Canada$17,45945,485,600
Bulgaria$17,30939,694,400
Russia$16,96643,579,000
Pakistan$14,71535,474,000
Slovakia$13,82128,577,300
South Africa$12,84025,661,900
Hungary$12,77330,452,600
Romania$11,54818,414,100
Mexico$9,15814,173,500
Saudi Arabia$8,66217,492,900
Belgium$8,30610,198,400
Portugal$8,23118,795,600
Argentina$7,51220,751,900
New Zealand$6,0707,161,710
Paraguay$5,10810,997,700
Kazakhstan$4,10210,841,000
Czech Republic$3,6886,488,290
Colombia$3,5316,763,260
Malta$2,6931,101,030
United Arab Emirates$2,5022,827,260
Sweden$1,107679,001
Hong Kong$1,012602,636
Poland$984825,522
Guatemala$839651,407
Japan$826346,630
Morocco$8181,620,310
Dominican Republic$7751,053,640
Ireland$74852,018
United Kingdom$732521,949
Thailand$730533,222
Peru$712950,976
Greece$560689,212
Jordan$403806,771
Lithuania$392346,095
Azerbaijan$334870,000
Croatia$298392,707
Malaysia$284398,105
Australia$26296,488
Uzbekistan$256466,501
Ivory Coast$214227,313
Switzerland$20160,420
Chile$190342,700
Oman$189361,159
Philippines$179326,328
Singapore$177156,318
Nigeria$157104,000
Senegal$157269,304
Israel$156312,210
Vietnam$155309,972
Botswana$139401,151
Kenya$134155,100
Slovenia$129129,877
Tanzania$115367,000
Cameroon$110175,765
Ecuador$10955,316
Lebanon$10243,586
Latvia$8583,999
Costa Rica$5374,849
North Macedonia$4068,569
Zambia$37195,000
Belarus$3118,700
Palestine$2448,287
El Salvador$2029,507
Tunisia$1719,963
Norway$171,175
Trinidad and Tobago$155,067
Mauritius$1416,977
Bosnia and Herzegovina$1417,248
Finland$127,220
Uganda$1118,050
Estonia$1111,272
Uruguay$9
Honduras$915,325
Kuwait$921,000
Bahrain$52,117
Eswatini$45,000
Bolivia$41,950
Suriname$2550
Cyprus$11,000
Luxembourg$1505
Fiji$150
Mozambique$52
Namibia$341
Rwanda$154
Lesotho$3
Iceland$68
Samoa$20
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Which country exports the most maize?

The U.S. exports the most maize, accounting for 37.2% of all maize exports worldwide.

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