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U.S. Food Imports

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U.S. consumers demand variety, quality, and convenience in the foods they consume. As Americans have become wealthier and more ethnically diverse, the American food basket reflects a growing share of tropical products, spices, and imported gourmet products. Seasonal and climatic factors drive U.S. imports of popular types of fruits and vegetables and tropical products, such as cocoa and coffee. In addition, a growing share of U.S. imports can be attributed to intra-industry trade, whereby agricultural-processing industries based in the United States carry out certain processing steps offshore and import products at different levels of processing from their subsidiaries in foreign markets.

This data set provides import values of edible products (food and beverages) entering U.S. ports and their origin of shipment. Data are from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau. Food and beverage import values are compiled by calendar year into food groups corresponding to major commodities or level of processing. At least 10 years of annual data are included, enabling users to track long-term growth patterns.

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Value of U.S. food imports, by food group    Back to top   
Summary data on food import values for 14 food categories, annual data since 1999. Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Volume of U.S. food imports, by food group   Back to top   
Summary data on food import volumes for 14 food categories, annual data since 1999. Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Value of U.S. food imports, detailed tables by food group   Back to top   
Live meat animals Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Meats and meat products Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Fish and shellfish Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Dairy products Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Vegetables and vegetable preparations Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Fruits and fruit preparations Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Nuts and nut preparations Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Coffee, tea, and spices Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Grains, grain products, and bakery foods Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Vegetable oils and oilseeds Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Sugar, sweeteners, and confections Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Cocoa products and chocolate Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Sauces, essence oils, and other edibles Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Wine, beer, and other beverages Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
Unit value of U.S. food imports, by food group    Back to top   
Summary data on food import unit values for 14 food categories, annual data since 1999. Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
HS Codes for U.S. Food Imports   Back to top   
HS (Harmonized System) codes for U.S. food imports Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   
All tables in one file   Back to top   
All tables in one file, including HS codes for food Download as Excel       3/27/2014   3/27/2015   

Last updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014

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