Private exporters sell 150,000 mt of US corn to Mexico: USDA


Private exporters Tuesday reported selling 150,000 mt of US corn in one day for delivery to Mexico during the 2017-18 marketing year (September-August), the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

Mexico has been the main buyer of US corn during the 2017-18 marketing year, buying 5.438 million mt, of which 1.420 million mt already has been shipped, according to USDA's last weekly export sales report released last week.

Exporters are required to report to the USDA any US export sales of 100,000 mt or more of a single agricultural commodity made in one day.

The agency does not disclose the identity of exporters reporting under this requirement.

Corn is the primary feedstock for ethanol production in the US and is the main competitor for dried distillers grains.


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