Iraq

U.S. Trade with Iraq in 2023

Export Market Rank
#45 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$357.33 Million
3-Year Average
$208.29 Million
Compound Average Growth
5.7% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Iraq in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Rice $149.16 Million 219,095 $71.81 Million 61%
Wheat $86.42 Million 207,101 $83.89 Million 458%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $35.1 Million 38,369 $40.9 Million -61%
Soybeans $26.25 Million 52,500 $24.92 Million ---
Tree Nuts $17.65 Million 3,685 $6.18 Million 4777%
Corn $13.13 Million 44,100 $4.38 Million ---
Condiments & Sauces $12.3 Million 4,667 $3.02 Million 29632%
Beef & Beef Products $4.05 Million 427 $949,160 806%
Planting Seeds $2.55 Million 25 $3.62 Million 14%
Food Preparations $1.63 Million 120 $2.3 Million 110%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Iraq: Grain and Feed Annual

Since December 2022, rainfall across most of Iraq has been positive, expected to result in favorable yields and increased production for winter crops wheat and barley, with rice expected to rebound this summer for marketing year (MY) 2023/24.
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.

News and Features

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.
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...
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...