European Union

U.S. Trade with European Union in 2021

Export Market Rank
#5 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$12.71 Billion
3-Year Average
$12.33 Billion
Compound Average Growth
1.3% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to European Union in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Tree Nuts $2.75 Billion 509,407 $2.49 Billion 71%
Soybeans $2.27 Billion 4.51 Million $1.88 Billion 65%
Fish and Seafood $957.98 Million 236,761 $1.03 Billion -8%
Forest Products $754.86 Million --- $631.85 Million 22%
Distilled Spirits $563.38 Million --- $547.08 Million 9%
Essential Oils $561.03 Million 34,166 $436.14 Million 71%
Food Preparations $439.45 Million 33,788 $341.12 Million 85%
Other Intermediate Products $405.52 Million 113,097 $342.55 Million 41%
Planting Seeds $380.87 Million 71,362 $402.61 Million 7%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $321.99 Million 47,703 $288.13 Million 26%

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Dairy Monthly Imports

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European Union: EU Grain Summer Update 2022

Dry and warm conditions across the EU, combined with a decline in corn plantings, are anticipated to reduce the bloc’s total grain production in MY 2022/23. Nevertheless, EU exports of grains are expected to remain stable and partially replace Black Sea Region origins in international grain markets. EU grain importing Member States will expand their purchases in alternative grain suppliers to make up for the limited access to Ukrainian grain and the shorter domestic availability.
U.S. beef exports into the EU’s High Quality Beef (HQB) quota seem to finally have emerged from the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in the last quarter of the 2021/2022 quota year. In the quota year 2022-2023, U.S. beef exporters can at last start benefitting from the 2019 agreement with the EU about reserving a U.S. specific part of the HQB quota, which was negotiated between the United States and the European Union in 2009.

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August 8, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to China, Italy, and Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported the following sales activity for the 2022/2023 marketing year: 132,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China; 105,000 MT of corn for delivery to Italy; and 120,000 MT of corn for delivery to unknown destinations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh administered the oath of office today to 14 USDA employees who will serve American agriculture internationally as members of the Foreign Service.
As part of USDA's commitment to expanding and diversifying global market opportunities for U.S. agriculture, the Department will sponsor four additional international trade missions in 2022,

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