U.S. Trade with India in 2021

Export Market Rank
#16 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.87 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.97 Billion
Compound Average Growth
7.2% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to India in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Tree Nuts $885.14 Million 208,930 $632.19 Million 168%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $265.24 Million --- $175.62 Million 52515%
Cotton $211.32 Million 68,302 $232.87 Million 190%
Soybean Oil $83.26 Million 59,632 $24.27 Million -13%
Fish and Seafood $51.93 Million 4,677 $29.84 Million 638%
Forest Products $50.78 Million --- $44.71 Million 25%
Other Intermediate Products $49.86 Million 16,078 $42.7 Million 48%
Dairy Products $33.33 Million 11,044 $31.64 Million 76%
Essential Oils $32.54 Million 1,319 $24.74 Million 75%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $29.25 Million 6,959 $33.32 Million 7%

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Dairy Monthly Imports

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.
This GAIN-INDIA report corrects the India Cotton Production, Supply and Distribution (PSD) table in GAIN-INDIA | IN2022-0076 | Cotton and Products Update – First Update 2022/2023. While the text of the report correctly states the forecasts, the PSD table erroneously lists the years as 2019/2020, 2020/2021, and 2021/2022.
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India: Cotton and Products Update

FAS Mumbai (Post) forecasts marketing year (MY) 2022/23 cotton production at 27.7 million 480 lb. bales on an area of 12.8 million hectares. The current sowing progress indicates that farmers are preferring to plant higher cotton area due to prevailing high market prices. Indian yields are expected to improve by three percent due to above normal rains in major cotton growing regions.

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FAS is awarding $300,000 to six U.S. universities – including three minority-serving institutions – for research and educational partnerships focused on climate-smart agriculture in tropical countries.
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Secretary Vilsack highlights key USDA accomplishments – including FAS's global leadership – to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture in 2021.

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