Ecuador

U.S. Trade with Ecuador in 2021

Export Market Rank
#37 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$575.75 Million
3-Year Average
$534.27 Million
Compound Average Growth
1.9% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Ecuador in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybean Meal $268.34 Million 603,600 $176.65 Million 4%
Wheat $72.36 Million 282,209 $68.67 Million 20%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $62.91 Million 55,449 $35.96 Million 215%
Cotton $24.86 Million 12,878 $23.23 Million 12%
Food Preparations $14.78 Million 1,472 $14.97 Million -13%
Fish and Seafood $11.6 Million 1,633 $17.18 Million 42%
Distillers Grains $10.22 Million 49,762 $5.9 Million ---
Condiments & Sauces $9.53 Million 3,922 $6.78 Million 92%
Chocolate & Cocoa Products $7.93 Million 855 $5.89 Million 82%
Fresh Fruit $7.6 Million 4,479 $10.13 Million -34%

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Ecuador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The legal and regulatory situation to allow the planting of genetically engineered (GE) crops in Ecuador remains relatively the same as 2021. Commercial cultivation of GE crops is not permitted, however cultivation for research is allowed and an exception exists for GE products without recombinant or foreign DNA in the genome. A ruling by Ecuador’s Constitutional Court in early 2022 now makes it more difficult for the President to authorize exceptions to the GE ban.
This report identifies Ecuador’s import requirements for foreign export certificates, highlighting current procedures and identifying the relevant local agencies with oversight over these issues. An export certificate matrix and outline is included. This report supplements the FAS Quito Food and Agricultural Import Regulations (FAIRS) 2022 report.
This report outlines Ecuador’s requirements for food and agricultural product imports. It is a guide on the regulations that exporters need to consider in order to enter their products into the Ecuadorian market. Hyperlinks to ministries, agencies, and legal documents are provided throughout this report.

News and Features

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2020 Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to early and mid-career...
February 11, 2019
Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Ecuador

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2019—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 120,000 metric tons of soybean meal for delivery to Ecuador. Of the total, 60,000 metric tons is for delivery during the 2018/2019 marketing...
It's been a busy fall for the FAS Cochran Fellowship Program. In September and October 2017, more than 200 Cochran Fellows from 32 countries traveled to the United States to enhance their knowledge and technical skills. The fellows, many of them...

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