Trade and U.S. Export
|On The Cover|
|Situation and Outlook for Frozen Potato Fries|
|World Trade Situation and Trade Policy Updates|
|USDA/APHIS Bans Imports of Spanish Clementines|
|Spanish Citrus Producers Likely to Seek Legal Action|
|Colombia Grants Import Approval to Apples from Michigan|
|Mexico Reauthorizes Ports of Entry for U.S. Apples|
|New Wine Agreement Reached Between United States and other "New World" Producers|
|U.S./Japan Organic Equivalency Talks Begin|
|France: A Competitor and Market for U.S. Suppliers|
|Danish Organic Feed Found to Contain GMOs|
|German Organic Markets Boom as a Result of BSE Crisis|
|Bearing the Fruit: FAO Study Urges Countries to Develop Organic MarketWith Caution|
|Export News and Opportunities|
|GSM-102 and SCGP|
|Frozen Potato Fries: Production, Supply and Distribution in Selected Countries|
|FY 2002 GSM-102 Coverage||WK4||or|
|FY 2002 Supplier Credit Guarantee Coverage||WK4||or|
|Top United States Horticultural Product Exports By Value||WK4||or|
|Top United States Horticultural Product Exports By Volume||WK4||or|
|Top United States Horticultural Product Imports By Value||WK4||or|
|Top United States Horticultural Product Imports By Volume||WK4||or|
|Selected Horticultural Crop Prices Received by U.S. Growers||WK4||or|
U.S. exports of horticultural products to all countries in October 2001 totaled $1.06 billion, down 2 percent from October 2000. The only categories with increases in October were processed vegetables (up 9.7 percent to $160 million), fresh fruit (up 3.9 percent to $179 million), and essential oils (up 7.1 percent to $52 million). All other categories declined, with double-digit declines in wine and beer (down 23 percent to $60 million) and fruit and vegetable juices (down 15.8 percent from October 2000 to $52 million).
October exports to Canada, the
largest market, were down less than 1 percent from October 2000
to $263 million. Exports to the European Union (EU) were down 9
percent to $253 million, while shipments to Japan were down 6
percent to $136 million. Exports to Mexico rose 17 percent from
October 2000 to $98 million. Exports to Malaysia showed the most
dramatic jump for October 2001, up 50 percent from October 2000,
to $12 million. Exports in October 2001 to Korea rose 18 percent
to $22 million, while exports to Singapore rose 16 percent to $12
million, and exports to Venezuela rose 48 percent to $11 million.
October 2001 exports to Taiwan and China dropped to $33 million
and 13 million, down 12 percent and 2 percent, respectively, from
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.
To access FAS Attaché Reports on line, please go to the following Internet address: http://www.fas.usda.gov/scripts/attachrep/default.asp.
Search through the country and market reports prepared by FAS attaches covering over 20 horticultural and tropical product commodities and nearly 130 countries.
What's New on the Homepage?
The Horticultural and Tropical Products Division has introduced a feature on its homepage designed to bring the latest information to the public as efficiently as possible. The site contains information on policy and technical developments affecting trade in horticultural commodities, selected reports submitted by FAS overseas offices, and special reports. For further information, please contact Nancy Hirschhorn (202) 720-2974. Go to http://www.fas.usda.gov/htp/.