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WORLD TRADE SITUATION AND POLICY UPDATES:
EXPORT NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
U.S. exports of horticultural products to all countries in September totaled $783 million, down 16 percent from the same month a year earlier. Ten out of 15 categories registered decreases. Categories with the most significant decreases in September were tree nuts (down $106.6 million or 55 percent) and miscellaneous products (down $26.9 million or 13 percent). The categories with the most significant increases were frozen vegetables (up $5.8 million or 17 percent) and fruit and vegetable juices (up $5.6 million or 11 percent). The total value of complete FY 1998 (October-September) U.S. horticultural exports was $10.3 billion3 percent below FY 1997.
|All measures not otherwise noted are metric. One
kilogram (kg.)=2.2046 pounds,
1 metric ton = 2,204.62 pounds, 1 liter = 0.2642 gallon,
1 hectoliter (hl.) = 26.42 gallons, and 1 hectare (ha.) = 2.471 acres.