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Rising Fruit and Vegetables Imports from Mexico

May 15, 2018

Americans are consuming more fruit and vegetables imported from abroad. About half of US fresh fruit (53 percent in 2017) and almost a third of US fresh vegetables (31 percent in 2017) are imported.

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Fresh Berries

May 3, 2018

Americans are consuming more fresh berries, and a rising share are imported. Americans consume about 12 pounds of berries per person per year, including eight pounds of strawberries, two pounds of blueberries, and one pound each of blackberries and raspberries

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Trade: Tomatoes

May 3, 2018

The US has had an agricultural trade surplus since 1960, but has developed an agricultural trade deficit in fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2017, the US exported agricultural commodities worth $138 billion and imported farm goods worth $121 billion, for a trade surplus of $17 billion

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Mexican Fruit and Vegetable Exports and Farm Labor

May 3, 2018

About half of US fresh fruit (53 percent in 2017) and a quarter of US fresh vegetables (31 percent in 2017) are imported. Mexico supplied 48 percent of the imported fresh fruit and 68 percent of the imported fresh vegetables in 2017. The US imported $11.6 billion worth of fresh produce from Mexico in 2017; 53 percent was fruit and 47 percent was vegetables.

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