DeKalb County Ag by the Numbers – Exports

Posted: January 19, 2018

Farm Exports Help the Economy

In 2016, $133.5 billion worth of agricultural products were exported around the globe.

China                        $21.4 billion

Canada                    $20.2 billion

Mexico                    $17.8 billion

Japan                         $11.0 billion

South Korea        $6.2 billion

Hong Kong          $3.8 billion

Taiwan                    $3.2 billion

Indonesia              $2.6 billion

Philippines          $2.5 billion


China and Canada are the United States’ largest trading partners. Together, they account for 31 percent of all U.S. ag exports. The largest share of U.S. ag exports are these commodities: corn, soybeans, beef, veal, milk, cotton, wheat and apples.

Sources: USDA, ERS/FAS, 2016 Illinois Farm Bureau