Top Brussels Sprouts Exports by Country

Grown for its edible buds which resemble miniature cabbages, Brussels sprouts exports by country totaled US$183.5 million in 2016. That dollar amount represents a 36.6% gain for all Brussels sprouts shippers over the five-year period starting in 2012. Year over year, the value of exported Brussels sprouts increased by 12.9% from 2015 to 2016. Among […]

Top Fresh Spinach Exports by Country

An iron-rich leafy green vegetable, exports of fresh or chilled spinach totaled US$293.1 million in 2016. That dollar amount represents a 50.6% gain for all spinach shippers over the five-year period starting in 2012. Globally, the value of exported spinach appreciated 5.6% from 2015 to 2016. Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest […]

Top Garlic Exports by Country

Remarkable for its sharp and pungent taste resembling horse radish or minced onions combined with chives, garlic is a popular seasoning ingredient. Raw or cooked garlic cloves are also used for medicinal purposes in many cultures. Garlic exports by country totaled a formidable US$3.6 billion in 2016, up by 82.5% for all garlic shippers over […]

Top Lettuce Exports by Country

Lettuce exports by country totaled US$2.4 billion in 2016, up by 2.6% for all lettuce shippers over the five-year period starting in 2012. Year over year, the value of globally exported lettuce dipped -0.1% from 2015 to 2016. Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported lettuce during 2016 with shipments […]

Avocados Exports by Country

Noted for smooth texture, avocados have a distinct and subtle flavor used in savory and sweet dishes around the globe. These pear-shaped berries have a high fat content and are popular in vegetarian recipes as a meat-substitute in sandwiches and salads. Avocados exports by country totaled US$4.3 billion in 2016, up by 120.2% for all […]

Top Imported Fruits Most Loved by Americans

Bananas, avocados and fresh grapes are America’s three most popular imported fruits representing 44.2% of the value of all fruits imported into the United States during 2016. Overall in 2016, US demand amounted to US$13.8 billion worth of imported fruits. That dollar amount equals a 47.1% increase from the value of America’s imported fruits during […]

China’s Rice Imports by Country

Given the 1.4 billion mouths to feed in China, it should come as no surprise that the People’s Republic is the world’s number 1 importer of rice. Rice imports by country cost China a total US$1.6 billion in purchases from 12 rice-supplying trade partners in 2016. That dollar amount represents a 40.9% increase since 2012 […]

Ecuador’s Bananas Exports by Country

Blessed with plantations located in the northwestern part of South America, Ecuador is the world’s number one exporter of bananas including plantains. During 2016, Ecuador exported US$2.7 billion worth of bananas delivered to 71 countries worldwide. That dollar amount represents a 31.7% increase since 2012 but a -2.8% downtick from 2015 to 2016. Despite the […]