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From the Popcorn Board: Industry Facts

“Americans consume 15 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually or 45 quarts per man, woman, and child. It is one of the most wholesome and economical foods available.

 “According to The Popcorn Institute, approximately 70 percent is eaten in the home (home popped and pre-popped) and about 30 percent outside the home (theaters, stadiums, schools, etc.). Unpopped popcorn accounts for approximately 90 percent of sales for home consumption.

“Major popcorn producing states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio.”

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Note: After you create an account, select options for State Export Data (Origin of Movement) or State Import Data (State of Destination) by HS or NAICS. Select State, Measures, Commodity (Search Popcorn), Country, and/or Time for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

HS Codes for Popcorn:

  • Exports: 1005904049 Popcorn, Unpopped, Except Seed, Nesoi (kg)
  • Exports: 2008199050 Popcorn Put Up In Microwaveable Packages (kg)
  • Imports: 1005904040 Popcorn, Unpopped, Except Seed (kg)

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From Census.gov > History > Home Page Archive:

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It may be difficult to resist buying peanuts or popcorn at the circus. According to the National Peanut Board, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama grew 70 percent of the nation's peanuts, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that American farmers grew 785.7 million pounds of popcorn in 2012.

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For many Americans, movies are not complete without popcorn. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the census of agriculture found that 1,040 farms produced more than 785.7 million pounds of popcorn in 2012. Approximately 45 percent of the nation's popcorn is grown in Nebraska, followed by Indiana (19 percent), Illinois (12 percent), Ohio (11 percent), South Dakota (3.5 percent), and Iowa (2.4 percent).

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