International Agricultural Trade Report

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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China’s Rising Bakery Sector

China’s bakery sector has been expanding rapidly in recent years, underpinned by the country’s rising middle class, ongoing Westernization of lifestyles and diets, and increasing demand.
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China: Evolving Demand in the World’s Largest Agricultural Import Market

While trade tensions and China’s retaliatory tariffs slashed U.S. agricultural exports to China in 2018 and 2019,
The significant rise of dog- and cat-owning households in East Asia presents an opportunity to increase the U.S. exports of pet food.
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U.S. Sorghum Prices Rally with China’s Return to the Market

China’s announcement of tariff exclusions following the Phase One agreement had an immediate impact on U.S. sorghum exports mainly because of the sheer volume China purchases and its effect on prices.
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Vietnam: Surprising Strength in Cotton Spinning Benefits U.S. Exports

Vietnam’s demand for raw cotton has risen steadily for six years, with August-to-January (Marketing YTD) imports at their highest levels ever.
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Cranberries: No Longer Just an American Tradition

American cranberry farmers are in the homestretch of the harvest season in what looks to be another banner year for U.S. cranberry production.
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China and Hong Kong: Challenges and Opportunities

At a combined $23.8 billion, China and Hong Kong represent 18 percent of U.S. agricultural exports to the world, up from 10 percent just a decade ago.
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U.S. Ethanol Exports Remain Strong as Markets Diversify in 2015

The United States exported 836 million gallons of non-beverage ethanol in 2015, nearly all of which was used for fuel.
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Growth in U.S. Agricultural Exports to China

Over the past decade, the United States' agricultural exports to China have risen sharply, propelling China into its position as the fastest-growing and highest-value export destination...