Trade and U.S. Export
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|World Trade Situation and Trade Policy Updates|
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|Top United States Horticultural Product Exports By Volume||.WK4||or|
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|Selected Horticultural Crop Prices Received by U.S. Growers||.WK4||or|
U.S. exports of horticultural products to all countries in July 2001 totaled $894 million, a modest 1 percent increase from the same month a year earlier. Categories with increases in July were processed vegetables (up 1 percent to $138 million), tree nuts (up 15 percent to $76 million), wines and beers (up 25 percent to $72 million), and essential oils (up 2 percent to $53 million). Categories with declines included fresh fruits (down 1 percent to $205 million), fruit and vegetable juices (down 6 percent to $64 million), and processed fruit (down 7 percent from July 2000 to $49 million).
July exports to Canada, the largest market, were down slightly from July 2000 to $286 million. Exports to the European Union (EU) were up 6 percent to $164 million, while shipments to Japan were down 14 percent to $116 million. Exports to Mexico were practically unchanged from July 2000 at $78 million. Exports to Malaysia showed the most dramatic jump for July 2001, up 124 percent from July 2000, to $11 million. Exports in July 2001 to Hong Kong, China, Philippines, and Singapore rose to $32 million (up 34 percent), $10 million (up 13 percent), $10 million (up 23 percent), and $9 million (up 26 percent) respectively, from July 2000.
Exports for the October-July 2000/01 period are
up 7 percent from the same period in 1999/2000 to $9.3 billion.
Shipments of essential oils continue to show the most growth (up
21 percent to $576 million) for the October-July 2000/01 period.
Tree nut exports are up 20 percent to $961 million, fresh fruit
exports are up 10 percent to $1.8 billion, and fresh vegetable
exports are up 6 percent to $1.1 billion. The fastest growing
markets for FY 2001 to date are: China, up 84 percent; Malaysia,
up 70 percent; the Philippines, up 17 percent; and Brazil, up 16
percent. On the other hand, exports to Japan are down 3 percent
for the October-July 2000/01.
New U.S. Trade Internet System Prompts Elimination of Statistical Tables and Charts on U.S. Horticultural Product Trade, Effective with the October 2001 Issue of "World Horticultural Trade and Export Opportunities."
The public now has unlimited access to the most up-to-date data on U.S. exports and imports of agricultural, fishery, and forestry products, to the 10-digit Harmonized System (HS) classification code level. The U.S. Trade Internet System allows users the flexibility to customize their data searches and save their criteria for repeated use. Users can obtain value or volume data for selected HS codes or commodity groupings to track trends going back to 1989.
To view the site go to http://www.fas.usda.gov/ustrade/
For more information on the U.S. Trade Internet System, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Given the availability of these statistics on the internet, the Horticultural and Tropical Products Division intends to stop publishing statistical tables and charts on U.S. horticultural product trade, beginning with the October 2001 issue. The following tables and charts will be discontinued: U.S. Horticultural Product and Market Export Summaries; U.S. Exports of Selected Horticultural Products Summary and By Country of Destination; U.S. Imports of Selected Horticultural Products Summary and By Country of Origin. For questions or comments on this decision, please contact Nancy Hirschhorn (202)720-2974.
To access FAS Attache Reports on line, please go to the following Internet address:
Search through the country and market reports prepared by FAS attaches covering over 20 horticultural and tropical product commodities and nearly 130 countries.