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Data Set Revision

The Agricultural Exchange Rate Data Set was revised in June 2008. The revision involved two major components. First, the commodity categories for U.S. Suppliers was modified and expanded to better reflect the composition of U.S. agricultural imports. Second, the weights were revised from a 1998-2000 base to a 2003-05 base. The composition of trade has changed over time, as have the major importing and exporting countries. For example, the relative importance of Canada and Mexico to U.S. trade has increased, while that of Europe has decreased.

Related Data

The Agricultural Baseline Database provides long-run, 10-year projections found in USDA's annual Baseline report. The database covers projections for major field crops (corn, sorghum, barley, oats, wheat, rice, soybeans, and upland cotton), and livestock (beef, pork, poultry and eggs, and dairy).

The ERS International Macroeconomic Data Set contains international data on real gross domestic product, population, real exchange rates on a 2005 base, and other variables. Also contains historical data and projections.

Country and Currency Coverage

The currency for each country follows:

Western Hemisphere
1. Canada C$
2. Mexico Peso
3. Guatemala Quetzale
4. El Salvador Colone
5. Honduras Lempiras
6. Nicaragua Gold Cordobas
7. Costa Rica Colone
8. Panama Balboas
9. Jamaica J$
10. Dominican Republic Peso
11. Trinidad and Tobago TT$
12. Colombia Peso
13. Venezuela Bolivar
14. Ecuador Sucres
15. Peru New Soles
16. Chile Peso
17. Brazil Real
18. Paraguay Guaranies
19. Uruguay Peso
20. Argentina Peso
Europe
21. Euro Zone Euro
22. Sweden Kroner
23. Norway Kroner
24. Finland Euro
25. Denmark Kroner
26. United Kingdom (UK) Pound
27. Ireland Euro
28. Belgium-Luxembourg Euro
29. Netherlands Euro
30. France Euro
31. United Germany Euro
32. Austria Euro
33. Czech Republic Koruny
34. Hungary Forint
35. Switzerland Franc
36. Poland Zloty
37. Russia Ruble
38. Spain Euro
39. Portugal Euro
40. Italy Euro
41. Greece Euro
42. Turkey Lira
Middle East
43. Syria Pound
44. Israel Nsheqalim
45. Jordan Dinar
46. Kuwait Dinar
47. Saudi Arabia Riyal
Asia
48. India Rupee
49. Pakistan Rupee
50. Bangladesh Taka
51. Sri Lanka Rupee
52. Thailand Baht
53. Malaysia Ringgit
54. Singapore S$
55. Indonesia Rupiah
56. Philippines Peso
57. China, Peoples Republic Yuan
58. Korea (South) Won
59. Hong Kong HK$
60. Taiwan T$
61. Japan Yen
Oceania
62. Australia A$
63. New Zealand NZ$
Africa
64. Morocco Dirham
65. Algeria Dinar
66. Tunisia Dinar
67. Egypt Pound
68. Cameroon Franc
69. Senegal Franc
70. Sierra Leone Leone
71. Cote d'Ivoire Franc
72. Ghana Cedis
73. Nigeria Naira
74. Benin Franc
75. Congo, Republic Franc
76. Kenya Shilling
77. Tanzania Shilling
78. Mozambique Metical
79. South Africa Rand
80. Zambia Kwacha

Commodity Coverage

The commodity based files contain the real, weighted-average exchange rate indexes for major U.S. agricultural markets, competitors, and suppliers. The series are for:

U.S. Markets and Competitors

  1. Total merchandise exports
  2. Total agricultural exports
  3. Bulk commodities
  4. Corn
  5. Cotton
  6. Rice
  7. Soybeans
  8. Tobacco
  9. Wheat
  10. High-value products
  11. Processed intermediates
  12. Soy meal
  13. Soy oil
  14. Produce and horticulture
  15. Fruits
  16. Vegetables
  17. High-value processed products
  18. Fruit juices
  19. Poultry
  20. Red meats

U.S. Suppliers

  1. Total agricultural trade
  2. Produce and horticulture
  3. Fruits
  4. Vegetables
  5. Fish
  6. Tropical products
  7. Cocoa and products
  8. Coffee and coffee products
  9. Sugar and sweeteners
  10. Rubber and gums
  11. Animals and products
  12. Beverages excluding fruit juices
  13. Wine
  14. Malt beverages
  15. Grains and feed
  16. Oilseeds and products
  17. Vegetable oils
  18. Dairy products
  19. Fruit juices

Last updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012

For more information contact: Mathew Shane

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