U.S. Trade with Japan in 2021

Export Market Rank
#4 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$15.56 Billion
3-Year Average
$13.94 Billion
Compound Average Growth
0.04% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Japan in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $3.19 Billion 11.58 Million $2.36 Billion 7%
Beef & Beef Products $2.36 Billion 318,336 $1.7 Billion 129%
Pork & Pork Products $1.69 Billion 394,175 $1.7 Billion -15%
Soybeans $1.35 Billion 2.39 Million $1.05 Billion 20%
Wheat $702.19 Million 2.23 Million $774.95 Million -35%
Fish and Seafood $682.69 Million 173,374 $746.04 Million -12%
Forest Products $677.33 Million --- $724.36 Million -7%
Hay $512.76 Million 1.43 Million $464.15 Million -7%
Processed Vegetables $479.1 Million 392,985 $497.95 Million -14%
Tree Nuts $437.61 Million 76,442 $397.31 Million 50%

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News and Features

January 30, 2023
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Japan

Private exporters reported sales of 112,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to Japan during the 2022/2023 marketing year.
In honor of National Hot Sauce Day, USDA-FAS is celebrating a category of U.S. food exports that come in small packages but pack a lot of flavors and often heat – condiments and sauces. In 2021, the export of U.S.-made condiments and sauces was valued at $2 billion.
December 27, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Japan

Private exporters reported sales of 177,500 MT of corn for delivery to Japan - 7,500 MT for delivery during MY 2022/2023 and 170,000 MT for delivery during MY 2023/2024.

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