Corn Exports to Mexico – The Sky Isn’t Falling

by David Widmar

In recent months there has been a string of media reports that go along the lines of this: exports to Mexico, especially corn, have fallen in light of cooling trade relations. Most of these reports present a decline in U.S. corn exports to Mexico in the first several months of 2017 when compared to the same time-period in 2016. This narrow look at the data made us wonder about the broader trends with U.S. corn exports to Mexico and prompted us to dig into the data. Specifically, this post considers the most recent corn export data to see if the corn-sky is falling. (more…)