Fruits and Vegetables

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.

Data and Analysis

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News and Features

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