The quantity and value of U.S. coarse grains and co-products exported around the world is an important metric the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) staff monitors daily. And now, anyone can follow along via the Council’s online grains-in-all-forms portal.
Available on the Council’s website, www.grains.org, the portal allows users to access raw export data, corn equivalent data and U.S. dollar values for each country and the world as a whole for the past five marketing years
The portal converts volumes of exported U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten feed (CGF), corn gluten meal (CGM), ethanol and meat products into corn equivalents. The data included offers a more holistic view of the amount of feed grains produced by U.S. farmers and consumed by overseas customers in an easy-to-read format.
The Council upgraded the portal in 2018, providing tabular and charting information, details about the top export customers for each of the individual commodities and year-over-year comparisons that are updated as new data is released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Global Agricultural Trade System (USDA’s GATS).
The portal, the free USGC grains conversion calculator app and other digital resources are part of the Council’s efforts to provide resources that explain the information, trends and statistics needed to track the flow of global grain trade.
About the U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.