Southeast Asia - March 2015
U.S. agricultural exports to Southeast Asia have been growing rapidly, thanks to strong economic growth and increasing demand for high-value products in the region. With this growth expected to continue, the region holds significant untapped market potential for U.S. exporters.
Malaysia, the Philippines, Burma and Thailand boast a combined population of 262 million people. As members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), these countries are strong trading partners of the United States. U.S. exports of food and agricultural products to the four countries have doubled over the past five years, from $2.7 billion in fiscal year 2009 to $5.4 billion in FY 2014.