U.S. Trade with Pakistan in 2021

Export Market Rank
#23 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.31 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.32 Billion
Compound Average Growth
14.7% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Pakistan in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Cotton $705.75 Million 390,125 $375.43 Million 471%
Soybeans $367.85 Million 765,388 $348.97 Million ---
Forest Products $55.25 Million --- $45.75 Million 123%
Planting Seeds $43.86 Million 18,656 $36.65 Million 50%
Pulses $27.46 Million 39,499 $18.1 Million 110%
Dairy Products $27.09 Million 13,251 $38.33 Million -37%
Live Animals $22.03 Million --- $6.19 Million 627%
Tree Nuts $20.59 Million 4,992 $30.58 Million 109%
Essential Oils $7.39 Million 325 $6.76 Million 40%
Other Consumer Oriented $7.03 Million 5,170 $3.13 Million 612%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Pakistan: Oilseeds and Products Update

Due to uncertainty regarding policy on imported soybeans, the 2022/23 soybean import forecast is reduced from 2.5 to 2.2 million tons. Due to the lower expected soybean imports, 2022/23 crush and soybean meal output is reduced accordingly. Reflecting continued decline in consumer purchasing power due to record level inflation, the forecast for 2022/23 palm oil imports is also reduced.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Pakistan: Cotton and Products Update

While output is unchanged, the 2022/23 harvested area is reduced to reflect the abandoned fields in key production areas of Sindh due to last summer’s flooding. The import forecast is increased to reflect the need to supplement the decline in domestic availability.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Pakistan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2022, after a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) completed the draft, the National Biosafety Committee (NBC) reviewed a policy on regulating imports of genetically engineered (GE) commodities for food, feed, and processing (FFP). The NBC sent the draft FFP policy to relevant Ministries for further review. Cotton remains the only GE crop approved for cultivation.

News and Features

June 2, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Pakistan

Private exporters reported sales of 352,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to Pakistan - 55,000 MT for delivery during MY 2021/2022 and 297,000 MT for delivery during MY 2022/2023.
WASHINGTON, September 21, 2020—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity: Export sales of 132,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2020/2021 marketing year; Export sales of 132,000...
July 18, 2018
Export Sales Announcement

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Jul. 18, 2018—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 199,500 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to Pakistan during the 2018/2019 marketing year. The marketing year for soybeans began Sept. 1...

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