Consumption of corn worldwide in 2018/2019, by country (in million bushels)*
Global corn consumption 2018/2019 by county
The United States is the leading consumer of corn worldwide. In 2018/2019, the U.S. consumed about 12.42 billion bushels of corn. China, the runner up, consumed about 10.91 billion bushels of corn in that year.

Corn production in the U.S.

Corn for grain makes up about a 27 percent share of all U.S. crop area harvested in 2017, meaning that corn has the second largest crop area in the United States. By contrast, corn for silage only makes up a two percent share of the total U.S. crop area. In 2018, approximately 14.4 billion bushels of corn for grain were produced in the United States. The vast majority of corn grown in the United States is enhanced with biotechnology.

Corn utilization in the U.S.

Though it is a popular and widely available vegetable in the United States, most of the corn grown in the United States is processed into ethanol, used as animal feed, or used to manufacture high fructose corn syrup. Of the 14.7 billion metric bushels of corn utilized in the United States in 2017/2018, about 5.6 billion metric bushels went to the production of ethanol and other by-products. In 2018, the average American consumed 6.75 pounds of fresh sweet corn, a decrease from about 9.2 pounds of sweet corn in 2010.
Consumption of corn worldwide in 2018/2019, by country (in million bushels)*
Consumption in million bushels
United States12,415
China10,905
European Union3,275
Brazil2,618
Mexico1,720
India1,083
Egypt638
Japan610
Vietnam559
Canada547
Other10,141
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Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019

Special properties

forecast

Global corn consumption 2018/2019 by county
The United States is the leading consumer of corn worldwide. In 2018/2019, the U.S. consumed about 12.42 billion bushels of corn. China, the runner up, consumed about 10.91 billion bushels of corn in that year.

Corn production in the U.S.

Corn for grain makes up about a 27 percent share of all U.S. crop area harvested in 2017, meaning that corn has the second largest crop area in the United States. By contrast, corn for silage only makes up a two percent share of the total U.S. crop area. In 2018, approximately 14.4 billion bushels of corn for grain were produced in the United States. The vast majority of corn grown in the United States is enhanced with biotechnology.

Corn utilization in the U.S.

Though it is a popular and widely available vegetable in the United States, most of the corn grown in the United States is processed into ethanol, used as animal feed, or used to manufacture high fructose corn syrup. Of the 14.7 billion metric bushels of corn utilized in the United States in 2017/2018, about 5.6 billion metric bushels went to the production of ethanol and other by-products. In 2018, the average American consumed 6.75 pounds of fresh sweet corn, a decrease from about 9.2 pounds of sweet corn in 2010.
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