Fruits and Vegetables

U.S. Fruits and Vegetables Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$12.42 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
8 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$12.18 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-0.14% (2012-2021)

In 2020, the value of U.S. 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 U.S. market, accounting for 49 percent of total exports, or $3.5 billion. Mexico came in a distant second with 10 percent of U.S. exports while no other markets had more than 7 percent share of exports.

U.S. 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. U.S. 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 U.S. fresh fruit and vegetable exports.

More information from the 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in fruits and vegetables, can be found in the Citrus: World Markets and Trade report, Fresh Apples, Grapes, and Pears: World Markets and Trade report, and the Stone Fruit: World Markets and Trade report.

Top 10 Markets for Fruits and Vegetables in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
Canada $5.24 Billion
Mexico $1.73 Billion
Japan $1.09 Billion
South Korea $737.74 Million
European Union $402.77 Million
Taiwan $380.28 Million
China $273.05 Million
Hong Kong $220.34 Million
Australia $214.53 Million
Philippines $153.97 Million
Top 10 Fruits and Vegetables Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Fruits and Vegetables Exports 2012 - 2021

Access and Download Full Data

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Australia: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Australia’s table grape production is expected to increase to 210,000 MT in marketing year (MY) 2022/23, from an estimated 180,000 metric tons (MT) in MY 2021/22. This is with the expectation of slightly improved harvest labor availability and better seasonal conditions at harvest. Despite expanded vine plantings in recent years now coming into fruiting, production has been hindered by challenges.
World Production, Markets, and Trade Report

Stone Fruit: World Markets and Trade

This annual report, generally published in September, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Poland: Stone Fruits Annual Report 2022

In Marketing Year (MY) 2022, FAS Warsaw forecasts Poland’s total cherry production at 261,500 metric tons (MT), consisting of 183,000 MT sour cherries and of 78,500 MT sweet cherries. Post forecasts that the domestic consumption of cherries will increase by 14.4 percent, mostly due to bigger availability of these fruits for the processing industry.

News and Features

U.S. products took center stage in Guadalajara May 17-19 at Mexico’s largest annual food industry trade show. FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley was there to lend his support.
It looks like U.S. potatoes will soon be back on menus and at markets across Mexico! FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley marked the milestone in Guadalajara on May 17.
Secretary Vilsack and Mexico Agriculture Secretary Victor Villalobos met this week to continue cooperation on shared priorities including open trade, science-based policy making, and sustainable and climate-smart agricultural production.

Get reports, news, and more delivered straight to your inbox