2020 United States Agricultural Export Yearbook

Canada remained top US export market, accounting for 49 percent of total

The 2020 US Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of US agricultural commodity exports to the world and the United States’ primary trading partners.

In 2020, the value of US fresh fruit and vegetable exports to the world reached $6.9 billion, a 2- percent decline from the prior year. Due to geographic proximity and climate, Canada remained the top US market, accounting for 49 percent of total exports, or $3.5 billion. Mexico came in a distant second with 10 percent of US exports while no other markets had more than 7 percent share of exports.


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US apple exports experienced the greatest drop, down $105 million from 2019 and accounting for more than half of the overall decline, with the largest losses in Taiwan, India, and Canada. US orange exports had the largest growth, up $48 million on higher exports to South Korea and Canada. Fruit and vegetable exports to China declined for the third year in a row. However, South Korea saw a significant gain of $61 million. Apples, pears, peaches, citrus, table grapes, and cherries continue to make up nearly half of total US fresh fruit and vegetable exports.

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