U.S. Fresh Exports Show Mixed Trends


U.S. exports of fresh fruits were down but fresh vegetables exports were up the year from July 2018 to June 2019.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest trade statistics revealed that total fresh fruit exports in the July 2018 to June 2019 period were $4.3 billion, down 11% from $4.82 billion from July 2017 to June 2018.

Fresh vegetable exports totaled $2.67 billion, up 5% compared with $2.55 billion a year ago.

For the year of July 2019 to June 2019, the USDA fresh vegetable exports to Canada were up 7% while fresh fruit exports to Canada were off 8%.

The USDA sales exports sales of fresh fruit to Mexico were up 2% and export sales of fresh vegetables to Mexico rose 16%.

Showing the effect of China’s tariffs, sales of U.S. fresh fruit to China were down by 48% in the July through June period.

By The Packer