The US imports more vegetables in the first half of 2022

United States
Published Aug 16, 2022

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The United States is by far the largest importer of fresh fruit and vegetables worldwide and imports continue to grow, according to this analysis by Fruit&Vegetable Facts. Also in the first half of this year. In 2021, the United States imported 21.5 million tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. Germany is the second largest importer worldwide with a quantity of about 9 million tons.

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In the first half of this year, imports from the United States grew by 3%. More than half of the imports come from neighboring Mexico. In the first half of this year, however, imports from the country lagged slightly behind those in the first half of last year. The top 3 imports from Mexico are tomatoes, peppers and avocados. Other important suppliers to the United States are Guatemala (mainly bananas), Costa Rica (pineapple and bananas), Canada (cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers) and Ecuador (mainly bananas). ). More and more from Peru; recovery imports from ChilePeru and Chile are resp. the 5th and 7th supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables to the United States. Imports from Peru continue to grow. This year in the first half it was again 18% more than last year and on an annual basis the limit of 1 million tons will be exceeded. Grapes and onions are the main products imported from Peru. Blueberries are now the No. 3. Last year, for the first time, this was more than 100,000 ...
Source: AGF
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