Fruits and Vegetables

U.S. Fruits and Vegetables Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$12.42 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
8 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$12.18 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-0.14% (2012-2021)

In 2020, the value of U.S. fresh fruit and vegetable exports to the world reached $6.9 billion, a 2- percent decline from the prior year. Due to geographic proximity and climate, Canada remained the top U.S. market, accounting for 49 percent of total exports, or $3.5 billion. Mexico came in a distant second with 10 percent of U.S. exports while no other markets had more than 7 percent share of exports.

U.S. apple exports experienced the greatest drop, down $105 million from 2019 and accounting for more than half of the overall decline, with the largest losses in Taiwan, India, and Canada. U.S. orange exports had the largest growth, up $48 million on higher exports to South Korea and Canada. Fruit and vegetable exports to China declined for the third year in a row. However, South Korea saw a significant gain of $61 million. Apples, pears, peaches, citrus, table grapes, and cherries continue to make up nearly half of total U.S. fresh fruit and vegetable exports.

More information from the 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in fruits and vegetables, can be found in the Citrus: World Markets and Trade report, Fresh Apples, Grapes, and Pears: World Markets and Trade report, and the Stone Fruit: World Markets and Trade report.

Top 10 Markets for Fruits and Vegetables in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
Canada $5.24 Billion
Mexico $1.73 Billion
Japan $1.09 Billion
South Korea $737.74 Million
European Union $402.77 Million
Taiwan $380.28 Million
China $273.05 Million
Hong Kong $220.34 Million
Australia $214.53 Million
Philippines $153.97 Million
Top 10 Fruits and Vegetables Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Fruits and Vegetables Exports 2012 - 2021

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Data and Analysis

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Australia: Stone Fruit Annual

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Chile: Raisin Annual

Raisin production in Chile relies almost exclusively on table grape production. For marketing year (MY) 2022/23, Post projects 61,850 metric tons (MT) of raisin production, a 1.5 percent decrease from MY 2021/22. Raisin exports will total 59,000 MT, a 1.7 percent decrease from MY 2021/22.

News and Features

U.S. products took center stage in Guadalajara May 17-19 at Mexico’s largest annual food industry trade show. FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley was there to lend his support.
It looks like U.S. potatoes will soon be back on menus and at markets across Mexico! FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley marked the milestone in Guadalajara on May 17.
Secretary Vilsack and Mexico Agriculture Secretary Victor Villalobos met this week to continue cooperation on shared priorities including open trade, science-based policy making, and sustainable and climate-smart agricultural production.

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