Per capita availability of corn products has grown from 1971 to 2021

U.S. per capita grain availability for selected years

In 2021, 35.5 pounds per person of corn products (flour and meal, hominy and grits, and food starch) were available for consumption in the United States, increasing steadily over the last five decades, according to ERS’s food availability data. Wheat flour availability was 129.3 pounds per person in 2021, continuing a downward trend after peaking in the late 1990s.

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