States Department of Agriculture
Trade and U.S. Export
- Total U.S. horticultural product exports in Fiscal Year
(FY) 2000 (October 1999-September 2000) have bounced back
to reach $10.5 billion, up 2 percent from shipments in FY
1999. Fresh vegetables, valued at $1.2 billion, led U.S.
horticultural export value gain, with an increase of 11
percent from FY 1999. Shipments of fresh fruits (valued
at $2.0 billion), processed vegetables (valued at $1.5
billion), and wine (valued at $550,000) were also strong,
with increases of 8 percent, 4 percent, and 1 percent,
respectively. U.S. horticultural exports to Canada, the
largest U.S. horticultural market, continued their upward
trend, with shipments in FY 2000 valued at a record $3.2
billion, up 5 percent from sales in FY 1999. Shipments to
Japan, the second U.S. horticultural largest customer,
remained strong at $1.7 billion. Mexico is now the third
largest country market for U.S. horticultural sales, with
shipments valued at a record $871,229 in FY 2000, up more
than 30 percent from the value exported last fiscal year
and almost three times more the value shipped in FY 1996.
Continued supplies of good quality products, strong
demand from foreign buyers, and continued market
promotion efforts will likely boost U.S. horticultural
sales in FY 2001 and beyond.
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Last modified: Thursday, April 06, 2000