European Union

U.S. Trade with European Union in 2022

Export Market Rank
#5 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$14.51 Billion
3-Year Average
$13 Billion
Compound Average Growth
1.3% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to European Union in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Tree Nuts $2.75 Billion 514,883 $2.61 Billion 27%
Soybeans $2.74 Billion 4.6 Million $2.02 Billion 91%
Fish and Seafood $1.12 Billion 257,729 $1.04 Billion 6%
Forest Products $1.01 Billion --- $671.58 Million 62%
Distilled Spirits $712.23 Million --- $566.85 Million 28%
Essential Oils $533.85 Million 31,883 $456.71 Million 58%
Other Intermediate Products $426.61 Million 97,475 $355.96 Million 57%
Food Preparations $357.26 Million 24,974 $353.18 Million 21%
Planting Seeds $352.93 Million 75,975 $402.22 Million -1%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $330.09 Million --- $144.09 Million 487%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

European Union: FAIRS Annual Country Report

This report provides an overview of EU food and feed legislation currently in force for the EU. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) staff reviewed and updated all sections of this annual report.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

European Union: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This guide provides an overview of health certificates needed for exporting plants, animals, foods, and other animal origin products to the European Union.
International Agricultural Trade Report

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.

News and Features

May is World Trade Month, and USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service is marking the occasion by sharing some of the most recent facts and figures about U.S. agricultural trade.
With research and development funds provided by the FAS Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program, FAS and ARS are working to produce compostable PLU labels. They are collaborating with the International Fresh Produce Association and Sinclair Systems International to meet the EU standards. The goal is to develop adhesives that are both food-safe and compostable. When achieved, this will allow American companies to export fruits and vegetables as usual while helping to decrease food waste and methane emissions.
Under Secretary Alexis Taylor is in Amsterdam with agribusinesses, farm organizations, and state government leaders on a trade mission to expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.

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