In this member-exclusive content, IFPA provides details of the three consumption channels: retail, food processing and foodservice. IFPA identifies key buyers/importers and main ports while highlighting specific opportunities that the United States offers to the global produce market.
The USA actively trades with over 125 countries, territories, and regional associations—with produce imports totaling $28.1 billion dollars in 2021 representing a 16% increase in fruit and 18% increase in vegetable.
As the world's largest importer of fresh fruits and vegetables, the United States actively trades with over 125 countries and imported $28.1 billion worth of produce in 2021. Imports from Mexico dominate the fragmented fresh fruit and vegetable export market that supplement domestic production the retail, foodservice, and food processor operations provide opportunities for exporters to seek and develop trade relationships.