U.S. Food Imports

Metadata Updated: February 4, 2018

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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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Dates

Metadata Created Date April 1, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2018
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 1, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 4, 2018
Publisher Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Unique Identifier USDA-ERS-00093
Maintainer
Alberto Jerardo
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 005:13
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/data.jsonld
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Dictionary http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/us-food-imports/documentation.aspx
Harvest Object Id b900e8cd-e13c-47e2-9b40-6fbe257ff147
Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Data First Published 2013-03-29
License https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Data Last Modified 2014-03-19
Program Code 005:041
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 09525d487b920d0ba3a1e0be5f68bf7e97462f5f
Source Schema Version 1.1
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