The US to import 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. Including in the first half of this year. In 2021, the United States imported 21.5 million tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables. Germany is the 2nd largest importer worldwide with a quantity of about 9 million tonnes. In the first half of this year, imports from the United States grew by 3%.

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More than half of the imports come from neighboring Mexico. In the first half of this year, however, imports from this country lagged slightly behind those in the first half of last year. The top 3 imports from Mexico consist of tomatoes, peppers and avocados. Other important suppliers to the United States are Guatemala (especially bananas), Costa Rica (pineapples and bananas), Canada (cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers) and Ecuador (especiallybananas). Increasing amounts from Peru; recovery in imports from ChilePeru and Chile are respectively the 5th and 7th suppliers of fresh fruit and vegetables to the United States. Imports from Peru continue to grow. This year in the first half the amount was 18% more than last year and will exceed the 1 million tonne mark on an annual basis. Grapes and onions are the main products imported from Peru. Blueberries take third place. Last year, for the first time, they exceeded 100,000 tonnes. Asparagus, avocados, bananas and mandarins are the ...
Source: Hortidaily
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