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Feb 12, 2011

China Top Destination for U.S. Agricultural Exports

On 12 February 2011, Browfield Ag News for America reported that U.S. exports to China had reached a "all time high in 2010" making China, the number one destination for U.S. agricultural exports. 

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack noted that "“China became our number one market, surpassing Canada ... Ag exports to China were over $17.5 billion in the calendar year; that’s up from $13.1 billion in calendar year 2009, a 34 percent increase.”

U.S. exports to Canada also increased by 7% but that was not enough to keep pace with U.S. exports to China.  In third place is Mexico, accounting for approximately $14.6 billion in U.S. exports, up 13 percent.”

Vilsack predicted future growth in this sector noting, "We’re going to have as good or better year in 2011.”

For more see; Steever, Tom.  "China is Number One U.S. Ag Customer," Brownfield Ag News, 12 Feb. 2011.

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