States Department of Agriculture
Trade and U.S. Export
- Spurred by market liberalization policies
and the successful completion of phytosanitary accords,
U.S. horticultural product exports to China have seen a
dramatic increase in recent years. For example, U.S.
sales of horticultural products to China in fiscal year
(FY) 1999 (October-September) were valued at $57 million,
up more than 200 percent from the $18 million shipped in
FY 1993. Moreover, U.S. shipments of fresh and processed
fruits and vegetables to China during the first 10 months
(October-July) of FY 2000 were valued at $70 million, up
more than 40 percent from the same period last year. Top
U.S. horticultural sales to China includes frozen
vegetables (mostly potato frozen fries), dried
vegetables, fresh vegetables (mainly celery), fresh
fruits (oranges), tree nuts, wine, and wine products.
Although sales of horticultural products to China are
still modest, Congresss recent approval of
Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China should
improve export opportunities and expand further U.S.
horticultural sales to China.
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Last modified: Thursday, April 06, 2000