Trade and U.S. Export
|On The Cover|
|U.S. Lettuce Production and Trade|
|U.S. Horticultural Exports to Asia|
|World Trade Situation and Trade Policy Updates|
Terminates Suspension Agreement on Imports of Fresh Tomatoes From
Mexico and Resumes Antidumping Investigation
|Mexico Reimposes Antidumping Duty on U.S. Apples|
|Commerce Department Issues Preliminary Review Decision on Iranian Pistachios|
District Court Finds in Favor of USDA Concerning the Spanish
|Brazil Requests WTO Dispute Settlement Panel to Review Florida’s Equalizing Excise Tax|
|U.S. Pear Exports Reached Record Value and Volume|
|Export News and Opportunities|
|Supplier Credit Guarantee Program|
|GSM-102 and SCGP|
|U.S. Lettuce Exports to the World|
|U.S. Lettuce and Production and Area|
|Top U.S. Horticultural Export Markets|
|U.S. Horticultural Exports to Japan|
|U.S. Horticultural Exports to Selected Emerging Markets in Asia|
|U.S. Horticultural Exports to Asia by Product Categories|
|Top CY 2001 U.S. Horticultural Exports to Asia by Commodity|
|FY 2002 SCGP Coverage|
|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 June totaled $982 million, an increase of 1 percent from June 2001. The categories with significant increases in June were edible tree nuts (up 20 percent to $79 million) and fresh vegetables (up 10 percent to $129 million). The categories with the most significant decreases were essential oils (down 25 percent to $69 million), wine and beer (down 7 percent to $63 million), and fruit and vegetable juices (down 4 percent to $60 million).
June 2002 exports to Canada were up 9 percent from June 2001 to $363 million. Exports to Korea climbed (36 percent to $33 million) while sales to Malaysia rose (12 percent to $10 million). June exports to China dropped (20 percent to $11 million) as exports to the EU were also down (10 percent to $163 million). The Japanese market lost some ground (down 6 percent to $155 million). Exports to Mexico dropped 2 percent to $77 million compared to June 2001.
Exports for the fiscal year (FY) 2002 period were about even with the same period in FY 2001 at $8.4 billion. Tree nut exports were up about 9 percent to $955 million for the October-June 2001/02 period, while essential oils exports were up 6 percent to $552 million, and fruit and vegetable juices rose about 5 percent to $561 million. All other categories declined.
Exports to Canada rose 5 percent to $2.7 billion for the October-June period, while exports to the EU were unchanged at $1.6 billion and exports to Mexico rose 5 percent to $730 million. Exports to Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan dropped 8 percent, 13 percent, and 20 percent, respectively compared with the same period in FY 2001. The fastest growing markets for FY 2002 to date include: Russia, up 76 percent, India, up 30 percent, Korea, up 24 percent, the Dominican Republic, up 16 percent, Colombia, up 16 percent, Jamaica, up 14 percent, the United Arab Emirates, up 14 percent, Israel up 8 percent, and China, up 3 percent.
USDA Launches Production,
Supply, and Demand Database Site
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2002
– The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) announced a new on-line database web
site that provides current and historical USDA data on production, supply and
distribution of agricultural commodities for the United States and key producing
and consuming countries.
The data, which goes back as
far as 1960, provides users with a complete global picture--all
commodity-specific attributes, countries and years are available. Users can view
all facets of the database onscreen
or download to a spreadsheet file. Pre-defined
tables categorized by commodity groups are readily available, or the user can
create custom queries for specific commodities. Example: Barley
The site includes 108
commodity groups and over 190 countries. The information will be particularly
useful for commodity traders, agriculture importers, exporters, economists,
producers, and researchers who can use the information to determine future
prices, production levels, and demand for agricultural products.
The production, supply, and
demand database site can be found at Internet address:
further information, please E-mail: PSDOnline@fas.usda.gov
Hungary – November 26-29, 2002).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) is organizing a U.S. Pavilion at the Foodapest trade show in Budapest, Hungary. Products identified as having excellent market potential in Central Europe include nuts (almonds, peanuts, pecans), raisins and dried fruits (cranberries, prunes), seafood, distilled liquors, snack foods, prepared sauces and condiments, and miscellaneous grocery items. There are a variety of ways you can participate: purchase booth space in the U.S. Pavilion; order a customized package of meetings with potential business partners under our Dialogue Concept; or participate in the American Café. What is an American Café? For a small fee of $350, your sample products can be prepared and distributed at the show to potential customers by USDA/FAS staff. Immediately after the show USDA/FAS sends feedback and leads, providing you with the opportunity to follow up with potential buyers. For more information on any of these options, contact Sharon Cook/FAS Trade Show Office at 202-720-3425 or Sharon.Cook@usda.gov.
International Food and Drink Exhibition (London, United Kingdom – March 23-26, 2003). The International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE) is the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) leading food and drink trade exhibition. A biennial event, IFE attracts approximately 38,000 visitors. IFE has a reputation for attracting U.K. buyers from key sectors of interest to U.S. companies – importers, retailers, and foodservice buyers. It is particularly useful for new-to-market companies with shelf-stable or frozen grocery products. Best product prospects include: wine, beer, tree nuts, processed fruits and vegetables, fresh fruit, sauces and marinades, confectionery, snack foods, egg products, non-soy vegetable oil, organic products, soft drinks, bakery ingredients, seafood and frozen foods. For more information on this USDA-endorsed show, please call Sharon Cook/FAS Trade Show Office at 202-720-3425 or Sharon.Cook@usda.gov.
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:
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?"