US exporting more organic cherry tomatoes, grapefruit

Published on Dec 05th, 2014

The top organic fruit and vegetable exports by the US so far this year are apples, lettuce, grapes, spinach and strawberries, according to data updated today by the USDA.

These are the products that lead in value for the ten months to this October, though the totals for apples and lettuce are down 22% and 11% respectively on the same period last year. In terms of the biggest growth relative to last year, cherry tomatoes, grapefruit, cauliflower, other tomatoes and celery are the top five items.

Organic item exported by US

Value in Thousands of US$

% Change in Value Jan-Oct 2014 compared to Jan-Oct 2013

Apples Fresh

91,856

-22

Lettuce Not Head Fr/Ch

62,564

-11

Grapes Fresh

42,831

2

Spinach Fr/Ch

31,349

14

Strawberries Fresh

27,966

11

Carrots Fr/Ch

22,470

10

Cauliflower Fr/Ch

21,681

56

Cult Blueberries Fresh

16,968

16

Pears Fresh

15,787

-7

Broccoli Fr/Ch

13,267

-2

(Fr/Ch = fresh or chilled)

 

 

US organic export

Unit of measurement

Volume Jan-Oct 2014

% Change in Vol Jan-Oct 2014 on Jan-Oct 2013

Apples Fresh

42LBC

3,656,652.90

-21

Potatoes Fr/Ch Xsd Oth

CWT

68,434.00

-29

Cauliflower Fr/Ch

MT

22,249.80

61

Lettuce Not Head Fr/Ch

MT

21,681.90

-15

Grapes Fresh

MT

19,111.30

2

Carrots Fr/Ch

MT

16,744.80

8

Onion Sets Fr/Ch

MT

14,900.30

19

Pears Fresh

MT

13,828.40

1

Celery Fr/Ch

MT

10,707.00

100

Broccoli Fr/Ch

MT

10,159.50

-9

(Fr/Ch = fresh or chilled)

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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