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Trade Spotlight

A Sweet Boon for U.S. Trade and Economic Activity

The United States is one of the top three exporters of chocolate and candy products in the world. In 2023, the United States exported $1.9 billion of chocolate and cocoa products and $838 million of confectionery products, a combined $2.7 billion, reaching all-time records.
Between FY 2013 and 2023, U.S. agricultural exports increased by $33.7 billion, and many markets outside of the traditional top four saw significant export growth.
U.S. soybean meal exports set a record at an estimated 13.2 million tons in MY 2022/23 (Oct-Sep), valued at nearly $7 billion, driven by increased soybean crush to supply feedstock oil for growing U.S. biomass-based diesel production.
India, the world’s largest rice exporter, disrupted global rice markets by banning white rice exports in July 2023, before placing an export tax on parboiled rice exports in August 2023.