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Canned, Frozen Vegetables Exports Saw Growth in 2014
Posted on February 13, 2015 by James Hickey

Exports for frozen and canned vegetables had healthy growth in 2014. According to the most recent U.S. Trade reports ending Dec. 31, canned and glass vegetable exports rose 7% in volume and 6% in dollar value. A total of 542.4 million-lbs. was exported for the year as compared to 509.1 in 2013. The total value was $362.6 million, rising from the previous year’s $343.2 million.

Frozen vegetable had more modest growth from the year before, a 3% increase in both volume and dollar value. The larger of the two categories, the U.S. exported 2.7 billion-lbs. compared to 2.6 billion-lbs. Dollar value was $1.44 billion, up from $1.40 billion in 2013.

Driving growth in the canned vegetable market was mixed vegetables, which had a 23% increase to 121.0 million-lbs. valued with a 25% increase in total value to $91.9 million. Frozen vegetable’s growth was spurred by its largest category, French fries. Volume of French fry exports grew 2% with a total 1.9 billion-lbs. with dollar value growing 2% to $981.9 million.

 

About the Author

James Hickey
Business Writer
The Food Institute

James covers markets for the Food Institute, including the canned vegetable, frozen vegetable, tomato products, processed fish, dried fruit, nuts and juice and concentrate sectors. A reporter and editor for 21 years, James has worked as a writer and editor for North Jersey Media Group, an associate editor at Rodman Publishing and a production editor for the Daily Racing Form. James can be reached by email at james.hickey@foodinstitute.com or by phone at 201.791.5570 ext. 227.

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