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EXPORT NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
WORLD TRADE SITUATION AND POLICY UPDATES:
U.S. exports of horticultural products to all
countries in August totaled $841 million, up 9 percent from the
same month a year earlier. Eleven out of 15 categories registered
increases. Categories with the most significant increases in
August were fresh vegetables (up $15.7 million or 29 percent),
fruit and vegetable juices (up $11.7 million or 23 percent), and
fresh non-citrus fruit (up $18.3 million or 13 percent).
Categories with the most significant decreases were fresh citrus
(down $2 million or 8 percent) and dried fruit (down $2 million
or 6 percent). During the first 11 months (October-August) of
fiscal year 1997, the total value of U.S. horticultural exports
was $9.7 billion--6 percent above the same period last year.