Processed Food Products

U.S. Processed Food Products Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$34.24 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
11 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$31.76 Billion
Compound Average Growth
2.6% (2012-2021)

In 2020, the value of U.S. prepared food exports to the world was $6.7 billion, unchanged from the prior year. Canada and Mexico remain the top two markets, accounting for 42 percent of total exports. Canada and the EU27+UK, the third largest U.S. export market, had the largest increases at $130 million and $62 million, respectively. The year-to-year stability of U.S. prepared food exports can be attributed in part to the strength and size of the markets of USMCA partners Canada and Mexico.

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

Top 10 Markets for Processed Food Products in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
Canada $10.4 Billion
Mexico $4.77 Billion
European Union $2.01 Billion
Japan $1.85 Billion
South Korea $1.66 Billion
China $1.42 Billion
Philippines $846.99 Million
Australia $774.11 Million
United Kingdom $765.53 Million
Taiwan $659.23 Million
Top 10 Processed Food Products Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Processed Food Products Exports 2012 - 2021

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Egypt: Retail Foods

Egypt imported some $3.8 billion worth of consumer-oriented products in 2021. This is a decrease of 8.67 percent from 2020 imports of $4.1 billion. The United States was the third largest exporter to Egypt with approximately $243 million in exports accounting for roughly 6 percent market share. This is an increase of about 19 percent from 2020 export value of $204 million.
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Spain: Retail Foods

After an exceptional year in sales in 2020, the Spanish retail sector is becoming increasingly competitive, while trying to find a balance between high input costs and improved efficiency, during a period of high inflation that once again gives price the leading role in purchasing decisions.

News and Features

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The American agricultural industry posted its highest annual export levels ever recorded in 2021, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today.

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