World Trade Month 2019

May is World Trade Month, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) marks the occasion by highlighting USDA’s success and continued commitment to expanding trade and increasing rural prosperity through agricultural exports.

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World Trade Month infographic highlighting key numbers for U.S. agricultural exports:  The total value of ag exports was $139.6 billion in 2018, which is up 42 percent over the last 10 years. Ag exports supported 1.1 million U.S. jobs in 2018.   Stacked column chart illustrating the growth of U.S. agricultural exports to FTA partners verses a decrease in exports to non-FTA partners.  Graphic showing the top markets for U.S. ag exports in 2018.  Canada was the top market, followed by Mexico and the European Union.