- Soybeans and soybean products are Ohio's #1 export among agricultural products, accounting for more than half of Ohio's total agricultural exports in 2010.
- More than half of Ohio soybeans produced were exported in 2010.
- Ohio is the 5th largest exporter of soybeans among U.S. states.
The USDA estimates that Ohio's exports of soybeans and soybean products totaled nearly $7.6 billion over the 10-year period of 2001-2010. This accounted for 43% of all of Ohio's agricultural exports during that period, by far the highest total for any agricultural product.
- During the 2010-11 marketing year a record-breaking 1.50 billion bushels of whole soybeans were exported.
- Including exports of soybean meal and soybean oil, the U.S. exported approximately 56% of total U.S. soybean production.
- U.S. exports set a record for the forth year in a row in 2010-2011 with the amount of soy, soybean meal and soybean oil worth over $25.58 billion.
- China accounted for more exports from the U.S. than the others in the top 10 combined - China imported 27% of the total U.S. soybean crop in 2010-2011.
2010-2011 U.S. Exports of Whole Soybeans: 1.50 billion bushels
Top 10 Export Markets for U.S. Whole Soybeans
- China - 895 million bushels
- Mexico - 124 million bushels
- Japan - 75 million bushels
- Indonesia - 71 million bushels
- Taiwan - 56 million bushels
- Germany - 36 million bushels
- Spain - 29 million bushels
- Egypt - 28 million bushels
- Korea- 26 million bushels
- Thailand - 19 million bushels
2010-2011 U.S. Exports of Soybean Meal 8.26 million metric tons
Top 10 Export Markets for U.S. Soybean Meal (Metric Tons)
1. Mexico- 1,493,651
2. Canada- 1,085,942
3. Philippines- 862,784
4. Venezuela- 649,157
5. Morocco- 557,926
6. Japan- 393,521
7. Dominican Republic- 373,176
8. Guatemala- 288,794
9. Ecuador- 188,832
10. Korea, South- 177,183
2010-2011 U.S. Exports of Soybean Oil: 1.47 million metric tons
Top 5 Export Markets for U.S. Soybean Oil (Metric Tons)
- China 351,038
- Morocco 291,890
- Mexico 167,664
- Algeria 109,160
- Columbia 77,423