U.S. imports of berries, peppers spike in 2012

02/13/2013 04:44:00 PM
Tom Karst

Squash                     226       264   +17%

Lettuce                     169       165     -2%

Garlic                        104       144   +34%

Potatoes                   176       133    -24%

Cauliflower/broccoli    138       123    -11%

Source: USDA


Top ten U.S. fresh fruit imports

($millions)

                              2011      2012       Change

Bananas/plantains    1,983     2,084      +5%

Berries (ex straw)      1,022      1,176     +15%

Grapes                     1,034      1,044     +1%

Avocados                    912         860      -6%

Pineapples                  494         536      +9%

Citrus                         515         502      -3%

Strawberries                365         497       +36%



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