Leading world importers of corn
Market Year Commodity Attribute Unit Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan Middle East and North Africa Other developing countries Other developed countries Former Soviet Union China
1960/61 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 1.732 0.218 9.963 0.686 0.133 0.033
1961/62 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 2.138 0.671 13.349 0.936 0.024 0.212
1962/63 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 2.453 0.463 15.129 1.023 0.005 0.264
1963/64 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 3.096 0.736 17.588 0.848 0.127 0.212
1964/65 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 3.260 0.477 16.562 0.710 0.002 0.101
1965/66 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 2.944 0.534 21.051 0.872 0.023 0.031
1966/67 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 3.930 0.414 20.022 0.835 0.186 0.063
1967/68 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 4.974 0.549 20.981 1.103 0.361 0.113
1968/69 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 5.812 0.291 19.858 1.112 0.432 0.001
1969/70 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 6.665 0.318 19.925 1.013 0.110 0.000
1970/71 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 6.136 0.318 21.670 0.683 0.271 0.000
1971/72 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 6.819 0.440 22.226 0.563 2.106 0.000
1972/73 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 8.642 0.531 22.077 1.091 4.101 0.955
1973/74 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 9.895 0.934 24.929 1.689 4.797 2.058
1974/75 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 8.947 1.229 26.553 1.440 2.200 0.496
1975/76 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 10.418 1.385 26.240 1.089 12.300 0.000
1976/77 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 12.094 1.750 33.287 1.058 5.000 0.000
1977/78 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 13.252 2.211 29.275 0.772 10.857 0.059
1978/79 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 16.121 2.410 32.144 1.031 9.602 3.032
1979/80 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 16.664 3.174 38.929 1.404 9.579 1.966
1980/81 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 18.787 3.634 38.934 1.539 15.100 0.772
1981/82 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 18.605 4.699 28.361 1.281 13.400 1.245
1982/83 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 21.590 5.032 27.628 0.889 6.500 2.441
1983/84 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 20.906 5.337 24.421 0.711 9.500 0.131
1984/85 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 20.104 5.513 19.123 0.919 20.300 0.100
1985/86 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 21.248 6.120 14.632 0.807 10.300 0.374
1986/87 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 24.554 7.005 13.206 0.448 7.600 1.551
1987/88 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 26.154 5.981 14.246 0.451 9.960 0.217
1988/89 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 25.361 6.049 13.204 0.901 20.615 0.000
1989/90 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 27.407 7.241 18.387 0.731 18.760 0.442
1990/91 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 27.205 6.456 13.345 0.406 10.870 0.000
1991/92 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 28.026 6.023 16.794 0.836 10.209 0.000
1992/93 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 28.948 7.798 17.605 1.565 6.800 0.000
1993/94 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 27.256 7.443 17.664 1.239 3.185 0.000
1994/95 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 30.901 9.169 22.281 1.538 0.322 4.287
1995/96 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 30.673 8.383 24.136 1.267 0.204 1.476
1996/97 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 30.031 11.886 22.034 1.353 0.381 0.075
1997/98 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 28.424 10.255 21.948 1.755 0.232 0.287
1998/99 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 28.426 11.755 23.682 1.497 0.631 0.262
1999/00 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 29.832 14.115 25.077 1.568 1.057 0.071
2000/01 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 29.992 14.858 26.596 3.067 0.347 0.089
2001/02 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 29.673 15.007 22.017 4.350 0.666 0.039
2002/03 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 30.325 16.081 24.737 4.376 0.179 0.029
2003/04 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 30.510 15.574 27.501 2.531 0.690 0.002
2004/05 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 29.680 18.151 25.143 2.607 0.559 0.002
2005/06 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 29.633 16.425 30.675 2.263 0.649 0.062
2006/07 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 29.727 20.381 36.905 2.675 0.501 0.016
2007/08 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 30.452 19.709 45.156 3.893 0.651 0.041
2008/09 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 28.251 19.036 32.057 2.317 0.393 0.047
2009/10 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 28.953 22.912 34.297 2.343 0.259 1.296
2010/11 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 27.889 21.207 38.711 1.866 0.329 0.979
2011/12 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 26.869 24.485 42.587 1.678 0.328 5.231
2012/13 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 26.818 21.883 42.163 4.937 0.324 2.702
2013/14 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 29.900 29.925 57.451 1.425 0.415 3.400
2014/15 Corn TY Imports Million metric tons 29.200 29.575 47.645 1.550 0.415 3.000
Source: USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service, Production, Supply, and Distribution (PS&D) Database.