Trade and U.S. Export
|On The Cover|
|Taiwan WTO Accession and U.S. Horticultural Trade|
|Canned Deciduous Fruit Situation (In Selected Countries)|
|World Trade Situation and Trade Policy Updates|
|U.S. Requests WTO Dispute Settlement Panel to Review Japan’s Import Restrictions on Apples|
|EU Formally Sends WTO Lists of Goods Targeted for Sanctions|
|The Department of Commerce Announces Final Determinations on Imports of Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) Red Raspberries from Chile Value|
|U.S. Almond Exports Continue Record Expansion|
|Export News and Opportunities|
|Supplier Credit Guarantee Program|
|GSM-102 and SCGP|
|Taiwan’s Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Imports from the U.S. and the Exchange Rate|
|Top 3 U.S. Fruit Exports to Taiwan|
|Other Key U.S. Fruit Exports to Taiwan|
|Horticultural Commodity Liberalization|
|Canned Peaches: Production, Supply and Distribution||XLS||or|
|Canned Pears: Production, Supply and Distribution||XLS||or|
|U.S. Imports of Canned Peaches||XLS||or|
|U.S. Exports of Canned Peaches||XLS||or|
|U.S. Exports of Canned Pears||XLS||or|
|U.S. Exports of Canned Fruit Mixtures||XLS||or|
|FY 2002 SCGP Coverage||WK4||or|
|FY 2002 GSM-102 Coverage|
|Top United States Horticultural Product Exports By Value||XLS||or|
|Top United States Horticultural Product Exports By Volume||XLS||or|
|Top United States Horticultural Product Imports By Value||XLS||or|
|Top United States Horticultural Product Imports By Volume||XLS||or|
|Selected Horticultural Crop Prices Received by U.S. Growers||XLS||or|
U.S. exports of horticultural products to all countries
in March totaled $979 million, an increase of 2.6 percent from March 2001.
The categories with significant increases in March were tree nuts (up 37
percent to $89 million), fruit and vegetable juices (up 39 percent to $90
million), fresh vegetables (up 13 percent to $121 million), and essential oils
(up 13 percent to $72 million). The
categories with the most significant decreases were fresh fruit (down 13 percent
to $180 million), processed fruit (down 10 percent to $51 million), wine and
beer (down 9 percent to $54 million), and processed vegetables (down 7 percent
to $133 million).
March 2002 exports to Canada were up 9 percent from March
2001 to $313 million, while exports to the EU rose 13 percent to $187 million,
sales to Japan fell 7 percent to $157 million, and sales to Mexico fell 14
percent to $67 million. Exports to
India in March 2002 totaled $6 million, a 71-percent increase from March 2001.
Exports to Korea rose 13 percent from March 2001 to $46 million, while
exports to China rose 3 percent to $14 million.
However, exports to Hong Kong fell 11 percent to $27 million, while
exports to Taiwan fell 31 percent to $18 million.
Exports for the fiscal year (FY) 2002 period were down less than 1 percent from the same period in FY 2001 to $5.5 billion. Tree nut exports were up about 10 percent to $733 million for the October-March 2001/02 period, while essential oils exports were up 12 percent to $348 million, and fruit and vegetable juices rose less than 1 percent to $670 million. All other categories declined. Exports to Canada rose 3 percent to $1.3 billion for the October-March period, while exports to the EU rose less than 1 percent. Exports to Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan dropped 8 percent, 11 percent, and 23 percent, respectively compared with the same period in FY 2001. The fastest growing markets for FY 2002 to date are: India, up 47 percent, Korea, up 24 percent, and China, up 14 percent.
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 email@example.com
To access FAS Attaché 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.
What's New on the Homepage?
The Horticultural & Tropical Products Division has introduced an enhanced feature on its homepage designed to bring the latest information to the public as efficiently as possible. The site will contain information on policy and technical developments affecting trade in horticultural commodities, as well as selected reports submitted by FAS overseas offices and special reports prepared by the division. The information will typically remain on the site for approximately one month, before being archived. For further information on this new feature, please contact Nancy Hirschhorn (202) 720?2974. Go to http://www.fas.usda.gov/htp/ and click on "What's New?"