Trade and U.S. Export
In Calendar Year (CY) 2000, U.S. horticultural exports
totaled $10.8 billion, up 5 percent from CY 1999. The top 5 markets for U.S.
horticultural products in CY 2000 were Canada, up 5 percent to $3.3
billion; the EU, down 5 percent to $2 billion; Japan, unchanged at
$1.7 billion; Mexico, up 29 percent to $897 million;
and Hong Kong, up 8 percent to $427 million. Products that showed the greatest increases in CY 2000 were fresh fruit (up 14
percent to $2.08 billion), fresh vegetables (up 14 percent to $1.26 billion), essential oils (up 13
percent to $0.60 billion), and tree nuts (up 11 percent to $1.12 billion). On the other hand, some categories declined in CY 2000,
such as fruit and vegetable juices (down 5 percent to $0.75 billion), wine and beer (down 4 percent to $0.73 billion), processed fruit
(down 4 percent to $0.66 billion) and miscellaneous horticultural products (down 1 percent to $1.86 billion). U.S. horticultural exports
have benefited from growth in emerging markets that have recently opened to U.S. products and from markets in which U.S.
companies are beginning to market new products. U.S. horticultural product exports in CY 2000 also
benefited from increased supplies of fruits and vegetables, more competitive prices, and continued promotion
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