Related Data & Statistics
For current Oil Crops Outlook monthly tables in Excel spreadsheets, click on the current Oil Crops Outlook report under Reports on the right side of the page.
Oil Crops Yearbook Data provides key data on U.S. and world oilseed acreage, supply, demand, and prices. It includes data on U.S. soybeans, cottonseed, peanuts, sunflowerseed, other special oilseeds, tropical oils, corn oil, and animal fats, as well as extensive time series data sets on U.S. oilseeds markets.
Season-Average Price Forecasts provides three Excel spreadsheet models that use futures prices to forecast the U.S. season-average price and counter-cyclical payment rate for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Users can view the model forecasts or create their own forecasts by inserting different values for futures prices, basis values, or marketing weights.
Soybean Costs and Returns provides data and analyses for regional and national categories back to 1975.
Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States (FATUS) provides summaries of recent U.S. agricultural exports and imports, volume and value by country, commodity, and calendar year, fiscal year, and month. Some tables are updated monthly, while others are updated annually.
Food Consumption (Per Capita) Data System provides estimates availability for several hundred foods available for human consumption, including added fats and oils, as well as peanuts and tree nuts.
Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS) contains detailed agricultural trade data between the United States and its trading partners. Standard BICO reports are available for general information, and detailed queries can be performed by product group or HS code. Searches can be saved and results sent by email on a recurring basis.
Production, Supply, and Distribution (PS&D) contains official USDA data on production, supply, and distribution of agricultural commodities for the United States and major importing and exporting countries. The database provides projections for the coming year and historical data on major crop, livestock, fishery, and forest commodities from more than 200 countries.
WTO Agricultural Trade Policy Commitments Database contains data on implementation of trade policy commitments by WTO member countries. Data on domestic support, export subsidies, and tariffs are organized for comparison across countries. This database provides standard spreadsheets and custom queries to view and download data.
Quick Stats: Agricultural Statistics Database offers U.S., State, and County-level agricultural statistics for many commodities and data series. Quick Stats offers the ability to query by commodity, State, and year. The data set can be downloaded for easy use in a database or spreadsheet.
For current coverage of the soybean industry, see the ERS monthly newsletter Oil Crops Outlook.
- U.S. soybean planted acreage:
2012: 77.2 million acres
2013: 76.8 million acres
2014: 83.3 million acres
2015: 82.7 million acres
2016: 83.7 million acres
- Farm cash value, soybean production:
2012: $43.7 billion
2013: $43.6 billion
2014: $39.5 billion
2015: $35.2 billion
2016: $38.0 billion (forecast)
- U.S. soybean production:
2012: 3,042 million bushels
2013: 3,358 million bushels
2014: 3,927 million bushels
2015: 3,929 million bushels
2016: 4,201 million bushels (estimated)
- Soybean production, top five States, 2016 (estimated):
IL—600 million bushels
IA—560 million bushels
MN—380 million bushels
IN—329 million bushels
NE—310 million bushels
- U.S. soybean exports (crop year*):
2012: 1,328 million bushels
2013: 1,639 million bushels
2014: 1,842 million bushels
2015: 1,940 million bushels
2016: 1,985 million bushels (forecast)
- U.S. soybean exports as percent of production:
2012: 44 percent
2013: 49 percent
2014: 47 percent
2015: 49 percent
2016: 47 percent (forecast)
- U.S. soybean exports by country, 2014/15
Top five destinations:
China—1,085 million bushels
European Union—167 million bushels
Mexico—131 million bushels
Japan—80 million bushels
Taiwan—53 million bushels
U.S. Soybean Prices
- Farm price for soybeans:
2012 crop year average: $14.40 per bushel
2013 crop year average: $13.00 per bushel
2014 crop year average: $10.10 per bushel
2015 crop year average: $8.95 per bushel
2016 crop year average: $8.30-$9.80 per bushel (forecast)
*Crop year begins September 1 and ends August 31.