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


In 2020, Vietnam was the seventh-largest destination for U.S. agricultural exports, totaling $3.3 billion. This represents a 4-percent decline from 2019, and a 16-percent decline from a record-setting 2018. The United States is Vietnam’s second-largest supplier of agricultural goods, following China. Continued economic integration and FTA negotiations have allowed more openings for foreign products. The largest export growth from the United States to Vietnam in 2020 was in soybeans and wheat, up $158 million and $64 million, respectively. Exports of distillers’ grains, tree nuts, and dairy products also increased, by $28 million, $18 million, and $15 million, respectively. Exports of cotton were down by more than $260 million. For the first time since 2014, Vietnam was not the top destination for U.S. cotton, surpassed handily by China. Exports of soybean meal plummeted by $119 million in 2020, while prepared food shipments fell $31 million after swelling to a record high of $117 million in 2019.

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

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Vietnam: Rice Trade - Monthly

This report provides trade data on Vietnam's monthly rice exports by grade and destination and weekly export quotes for rice by grade.
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Attaché Report (GAIN)

Vietnam: Grain and Feed Update

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