Infographic showing U.S. agricultural exports to Japan in 2020


More information from the 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

The new U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will provide America’s farmers and ranchers enhanced market access in one of our largest agricultural export markets.

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Total sales of the hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) food service industry totaled JP¥25,517 billion (US$239.1 billion) in 2020, a decrease of 26 percent from 2019 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: 243rd Food Safety Group

On September 29, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 14 agricultural chemicals (Clethodim, Sedaxane, Flutianil, Propargite, Mandipropamid, Metamifop, Isoeugenol, Oxyclozanide, Tylvalosin, Trimethoprim, Halofuginone, Maduramicin, Robenidine, and Canthaxanthin) for various agricultural commodities.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) released precautional notes explaining its food safety regulatory vision for fish products developed using genome editing technology.

News and Features

Beginning July 23, all eyes will be on Japan as it hosts the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. For me, this summer’s Olympics is the perfect blend of things that I’m passionate about – there’s cycling, there’s an international governing body...
The quarterly trade forecast released today projects fiscal year 2021 U.S. farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record. This represents an increase of $28 billion from last fiscal year and $7 billion from USDA’s previous forecast.
March 25, 2021
Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Japan

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2021—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 111,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to Japan during the 2020/2021 marketing year. The marketing year for corn began Sept. 1. USDA issues...

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