U.S. Food Imports

Metadata Updated: February 24, 2021

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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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 24, 2021
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 24, 2021
Publisher Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture
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Identifier USDA-ERS-00093
Data First Published 2020-02-28
Data Last Modified 2020-02-28
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Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
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Data Dictionary http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/us-food-imports/documentation.aspx
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