U.S. imports and exports of wheat 2000-2019

The United States exported some 27.22 million metric tons of wheat in 2018/2019, and imported about 3.81 million metric tons of wheat in that time period.

Wheat production in the U.S.

In 2018/2019, the United States had the fifth largest production volume of wheat worldwide, at 51.29 million metric tons. Within the United States, a handful of states produce a large share of the country’s wheat. In 2018, North Dakota was the U.S. state that cultivated the highest volume of wheat, followed by Kansas and Montana.

Global wheat trade

About 179.5 million metric tons of wheat were exported worldwide in 2018/2019, down from 182.6 million metric tons in the previous year. Over the last several years, the United States has been the second leading exporter of wheat, flour, and wheat products in terms of export volume, behind Russia but ahead of Canada. Russia exported some 39.5 million metric tons of wheat and flour in the 2017/2018 fiscal year. In that time period, Egypt and Indonesia were tied as the top importers of wheat, flour, and wheat products at 12.5 million metric tons each.

U.S. imports and exports of wheat from 2000/01 to 2018/19

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Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2019*

Supplementary notes

* National marketing year.

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