Australia

The United States and Australia have a very strong trade relationship. In fiscal year 2014, U.S. exports of agricultural and related products to Australia reached $1.5 billion, while U.S. imports from Australia totaled $3.3 billion. Top U.S. agricultural exports include pork, dairy, prepared foods, and fresh fruit.

The United States has had a free trade agreement with Australia since 2005. Australia is generally active in international trading fora and strongly supports greater U.S. economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a key strategic ally. However, Australia has a stringent quarantine regime that restricts or bans the import of many agricultural products. Australia is participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, offering further opportunities to break down trade barriers and expand market access for U.S. food and agricultural products.

Data & Analysis

May 26, 2016
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
May 18, 2016
Australia is a comparatively small producer of milk but accounts for over five percent of international dairy trade.
May 13, 2016
This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.
May 11, 2016
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.