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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Data and Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic boosted organic food sales in the EU, enabling it to overtake the U.S. market in 2021. However, spiraling inflation combined with high food and energy prices will likely reduce organic food sales in most EU markets in 2022.
On December 6, 2022, the Council of the European Union and European Parliament concluded negotiations on the EU’s Deforestation-Free Supply Chain Regulation.
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Dairy Monthly Imports

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Berlin, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Barcelona, Spain
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Milan, Italy
Oct 7
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Cologne, Germany

News and Features

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for its first-ever regional agricultural trade mission to Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 17 – 20, 2023.
Staying true to its mission of expanding U.S. agricultural and food exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service started the final month of 2022 with a bang. The Spain Agricultural Trade Mission was the largest and most...
In the year since it launched, the Global Methane Pledge has generated unprecedented momentum for methane action.

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