United States grain exports to China plunged between 2017 and 2018. China grain traders pulled back substantially on American Oilseeds & Grains between 2017 and 2018. The fourteen states colored above represent the top exporters of the product.
In 2017 the combined fourteen states exported $11,294,000,000 of Oilseeds & Grains compared to only $3,118,000,000.00 in 2018. Illinois was hit the hardest. This is especially damaging considering it coincides with Chicago’s ongoing pension crisis.