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September 12, 2009

USDA ERS Report: U.S. Food Import Patterns, 1995-2007

The USDA Economic Research Service recently (August 2009) published a report on food imports:

Abstract

Using import data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this study examines patterns of U.S. food imports for fiscal years 1998-2007. Results indicate faster import growth trends for consumer-ready foods, such as fruit, vegetables, meats, seafood, and processed food products. Although the United States imported most bulk food commodities and perishable consumer-ready products, such as fruit and vegetables, from neighboring countries in the Western Hemisphere, it imported processed foods, spices, and other tropical products from more global sources, with rising import shares for many countries in Asia.

September 12, 2009 in Current Affairs, food safety | Permalink

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