News & Events
Global feed tonnage reached 995.6 million tons in 2015, according to the 2016 edition of an annual global feed survey by agriculture supplier Alltech.
The survey, conducted in December 2015, gathered data from 131 countries, 32,341 feed mills, and several feed industry associations.
Over the past five years, global feed tonnage has increased by 14 percent and, in the past year alone, tonnage increased by 2 percent, the survey showed. The data reflects a worldwide increase in the demand for protein and the global need for feed production.
This week’s U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chart of Note illustrates the recent upswing in sales of U.S. corn to countries around the globe. This is good news after months of struggling corn exports due to a strong U.S. dollar and larger-than-expected global corn supplies.
Mexico remains the top market for U.S. corn this marketing year, with Japan – the traditional top market – catching up with sales of 256,700 metric tons (10.1 million bushels) of U.S. corn this week.
This week’s U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chart of Note illustrates a growing global interest in U.S. sorghum among a diverse group of markets.
While China remains the top market for U.S. sorghum - with more than 5.9 million metric tons (232.3 million bushels) sold to that country as of May 5 - other, non-traditional markets like Pakistan, Venezuela and Colombia have also shown their interest in this coarse grain during this marketing year. Combined, these three markets have purchased more than 295,000 tons (11.6 million bushels) of U.S. sorghum as of May 5.
This week's U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chart of Note illustrates Japan’s returned interest and preference for purchasing U.S. corn. During March, Japan purchased more than 1 million metric tons (39.368 million bushels) of U.S. corn, and the country has already topped those sales during the first three weeks of April.
This week’s U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Chart of Note illustrates Peru’s continued interest in purchasing U.S. corn, with its entire duty-free quota filled this year on March 26.
This quota was negotiated under the U.S.-Peru trade promotion agreement (PTPA), which has been instrumental in boosting bilateral trade in food and agricultural products since it went into force on Feb. 1, 2009.
This week’s U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Chart of Note illustrates the growing interest from Mexican buyers in U.S. ethanol, with purchases increasing an astounding 1,756 percent from the 2006/2007 marketing year until last marketing year.
In 2006/2007, Mexico bought just 1.8 million gallons (6.8 million liters) of U.S. ethanol, while during the 2014/2015 marketing year the United States’ southern neighbor bought more than 33.4 million gallons (126.5 million liters).
This week’s U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Chart of Note illustrates the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) projections that U.S. corn exports will rise to 57.5 million metric tons (2.26 billion bushels) by marketing year 2025/2026, an increase of 22 percent from last marketing year’s total exports of 47 million tons (1.85 billion bushels).
This week’s U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Chart of Note illustrates that the volume of ethanol exports for September are up 6 percent from the previous year – particularly welcomed news since last year’s total ethanol exports of 870 million gallons were the second largest on record for quantity sold.
These numbers highlight the growing importance of the ethanol export promotion efforts being undertaken around the world by the Council and partners Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
This week’s U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Chart of Note illustrates the top 10 global corn importers, which accounted for 72 million metric tons (2.8 billion bushels) of global corn demand in the 2014/2015 marketing year.
This week’s U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Chart of Note illustrates the top three U.S. barley markets for the 2014/2015 marketing year that ran from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.