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Peaches and Nectarines: Global Growth in Production Slowing While Exports Plateau

World peach and nectarine1 production has seen significant growth in the past decade, rising more than 20 percent from 19.6 million tons to 24.2 million in 2022/23.
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Spotlight: Global Chickpea Exports Rise

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a legume full of protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and are relatively low in calories. Chickpeas are used in many Indian and Mediterranean dishes. Australia, India, and Canada are the top three chickpea exporters accounting for more than 40 percent of the world’s exports in 2022. Pakistan is the largest importer, followed by the European Union, Bangladesh, and Turkey.
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Spotlight: Morocco Fruit Exports

Morocco has become the 15th-largest fruit exporter in the world by value. According to the most recent estimates (2019) by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 66 percent of its land area is devoted to agriculture, with more than 7 percent devoted to fruit production.
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Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports to the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is home to 9.8 million people. It ranks among the world’s richest in terms of per capita wealth. According to the International Monetary Fund in 2020, the UAE had a gross domestic product (GDP) of $421 billion, and a per capita spending level in line with that of developed economies, $35,000.
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Lentil Export Opportunities on the Rebound

Global lentil exports in 2020 jumped from $1 billion to $2.6 billion compared to the year before. Canada and Australia led the surge, accounting for more than three-fourths of the exports. Lentil exports peaked at $2.7 billion in 2015 but drifted lower through 2019, primarily due to reduced shipments from Canada to India and Turkey and from the United States to Canada and India.
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Banner Year for U.S. Beef Exports in 2021

As countries roll back COVID-19 restrictions, foreign market demand for beef is becoming a bright spot for U.S. producers.
In the first quarter of 2021, U.S. soybean exports reached the second-highest value ever at $7.7 billion, nearly double the same period last year.
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Foreign Demand Fuels U.S. Corn and Sorghum Exports

Strong foreign demand and reduced competition have sharply boosted exports to record levels for U.S. corn in 2020/21.
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Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports in Egypt and Algeria

Egypt and Algeria are two of North Africa’s most rapidly growing markets for the food and beverage (F&B) processing and manufacturing sectors.
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Opportunities for U.S. Snacks & Sweets in the GCC Region

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a regional political and economic treaty organization comprised of the Arabian Gulf nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
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Free Trade Agreements and U.S. Agriculture

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) help expand foreign markets for U.S. producers and exporters by reducing trade barriers, fostering a more stable and transparent environment for trade and investment...
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A Review of U.S. Tariff Rate Quotas for Beef Imports

The United States is the world’s largest producer of beef but it also imports more beef than any other country.