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Corn, Sweet corn, Zea mays / Gramineae
The maize grows as a wild plant in the highlands of Peru. It spread all over America and Columbus introduced it in Europe. At present, the greater maize producer in the world is the United States; in Europe it is chiefly cultivated in the Southeast or southern countries.

The main importers of prepared sweet maize are shown in the following table:

CountryTons of sweet maize, fresh or in preserve. Not frozen
Germany65,945
Japan55,605
China52,025
United Kingdom45,775
Korea24,104
Russian Federation17,422
Spain16,479
The Netherlands15,765
Poland14,184
France11,641

Source: FAO Trade Yearbook (1999)

The 10 first importers of frozen maize are the following:

CountryTons of frozen sweet maize.
Japan51,045
United Kingdom45,260
China26,301
Belgium-Luxembourg18,997
Germany12,096
Australia11,300
The USA11,051
Russian Federation6,362
France5,422
Sweden4,329

Source: FAO Trade Yearbook (1999)

The main country exporting sweet maize, both prepared and frozen, is the United States, but there are other countries exporting prepared maize:

CountryTons of sweet maize, fresh or in preserve. Not frozen
The USA185,104
France89,575
Hungary72,879
Canada26,378
Thailand 26,256
Italy11,011
The Netherlands10,300
Germany9,057
Belgium-Luxembourg8,989
China7,480

Source: FAO Trade Yearbook (1999)

The 10 first countries exporting frozen maize are the following ones:

CountryTons of frozen sweet maize.
The USA73,513
Hungary39,629
New Zealand21,334
Canada13,883
Belgium-Luxembourg13,493
France10,965
Spain10,698
Mexico6,528
Israel5,400
China5,086

Source: FAO Trade Yearbook (1999)
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