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Maize (corn)

1005 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Corn. In 2020, Corn were the world's 94th most traded product, with a total trade of $38.2B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Corn grew by 3.48%, from $36.9B to $38.2B. Trade in Corn represent 0.23% of total world trade.

Corn are a part of Cereals. They include Maize except seed corn and Maize (corn) seed.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Corn  were United States ($9.72B), Argentina ($6.46B), Brazil ($5.95B), Ukraine ($4.89B), and France ($1.71B).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Corn were Mexico ($2.91B), China ($2.71B), Japan ($2.71B), Vietnam ($2.11B), and South Korea ($2.02B).

Ranking Corn ranks 822nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Corn. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): United States, $9.72B

Top Destination (2020): Mexico, $2.91B

Corn are the world's 94th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Corn were United States ($9.72B), Argentina ($6.46B), Brazil ($5.95B), Ukraine ($4.89B), and France ($1.71B).

In 2020, the top importers of Corn were Mexico ($2.91B), China ($2.71B), Japan ($2.71B), Vietnam ($2.11B), and South Korea ($2.02B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): United States, $1.39B

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): China, $1.77B

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Corn grew the fastest in United States ($1.39B), France ($336M), South Africa ($302M), Argentina ($264M), and India ($226M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Corn were China ($1.77B), Romania ($305M), Israel ($252M), Zimbabwe ($203M), and Bangladesh ($189M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Corn.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.6. This means that most of the exports of Corn are explained by 12 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): United States, $9.4B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Japan, $2.71B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Corn. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Corn during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Corn were United States ($9.4B), Argentina ($6.44B), Brazil ($5.73B), Ukraine ($4.79B), and France ($1.44B).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Corn were Japan ($2.71B), China ($2.7B), Mexico ($2.63B), South Korea ($2.02B), and Vietnam ($1.98B).

Disaggregation

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Value

In 2020, the world most traded Corn, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Maize except seed corn ($34.9B) and Maize (corn) seed ($3.33B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Corn.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Corn in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Country by Relatedness

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Corn to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.