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U.S. CORN REFINING INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE—2009

Corn Refining Plants

27

Location

10 states

Corn Grind

1.6 billion bushels

Value of Corn Purchased

$5.6 billion

Number of Corn Suppliers

41,000

Employment by CRA Member Companies

65,300*

Capital Investment (replacement value)

$15.9 billion

Major Products (estimated)

 

Sweeteners (dry weight)

25.4 billion pounds

Starches

7.0 billion pounds

Ethanol

1.65 billion gallons

Co-products

26.6 billion pounds

Value Added by Manufacture

$8.5 billion

*Includes employees that provide services in non-corn refining areas.

Compiled by the Corn Refiners Association based on 2009 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,

LMC Commodity Studes, Renewable Fuels Association and industry data compiled for CRA by Veris Consulting, Inc.