Iraq

U.S. Trade with Iraq in 2021

Export Market Rank
#78 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$73.17 Million
3-Year Average
$120.55 Million
Compound Average Growth
-6.66% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Iraq in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Rice $45.75 Million 87,149 $55.35 Million ---
Planting Seeds $4.25 Million 264 $3.28 Million 382%
Condiments & Sauces $4.21 Million 2,004 $1.19 Million ---
Food Preparations $3.79 Million 260 $2.05 Million 910%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $3.21 Million 4,503 $56.52 Million -96%
Tree Nuts $2.72 Million 489 $3.89 Million 1344%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $2.04 Million 42 $749,063 2059%
Dairy Products $1.34 Million 237 $1.48 Million ---
Essential Oils $1.11 Million 93 $1.05 Million ---
Baked Goods $1.1 Million 435 $1.02 Million -6%

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Data and Analysis

On May 17, the Government of Iraq (GOI) announced higher purchase prices for locally-produced wheat in an effort to incentivize farmers to market their crop to the Ministry of Trade. On June 8, the GOI also passed a food security bill that allows the government to use public funds to meet urgent food needs, including issuing tenders to import wheat.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Iraq: Grain and Feed Annual

Continued drought and water shortages is affecting economic activities in Iraq, especially grain production in 2022. The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture cut agricultural cropping in irrigated areas to 50 percent less than the previous year due to shortages in surface water.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Iraq: Planned Planted Area for Summer Crops

The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture recently released its 2021 plans for total planted area of summer crops – corn and rice – following approval by the Ministry of Water Resources.

News and Features

November 16, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Iraq and Mexico

Private exporters reported the following sales activity: 150,000 MT of hard red spring wheat for delivery to Iraq during MY 2022/2023 and 1,866,900 MT of corn for delivery to Mexico - 1,242,060 MT during MY 2022/2023 and 624,840 MT during MY 2023/2024.
March 29, 2019
Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China and Iraq

WASHINGTON, Mar. 29, 2019—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity: Export sales of 816,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2018/2019 marketing year; and Export sales of 150,000...
March 28, 2019
Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Egypt and Iraq

WASHINGTON, Mar. 28, 2019—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity: Export sales of 120,000 metric tons of soft red winter wheat for delivery to Egypt during the 2018/2019 marketing year; and Export...

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