Lettuce Market - The U.S. Exports on Lettuce and Chicory down by 4% in 2014

Beverage Crops September 02, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

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Despite a slight dip in exports in 2014, the U.S. held the second spot in the global lettuce and chicory trade. In 2014, the U.S. exported 349 thousand tonnes of lettuce and chicory totaling 500 million USD, 4% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner on the global lettuce market was Canada, where it supplied 86.1% of its total lettuce and chicory exports in value terms, accounting for effectively all of Canada's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, the U.S. was a net exporter of lettuce and chicory. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. However, in physical terms, the difference was less pronounced.

Spain and Italy were among the other main global suppliers of lettuce and chicory in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Mexico (+12.8% per year) and Lithuania (+22.8% per year).

The U.S.'s top 5 trading partners in 2014 were the aforementioned Canada, Mexico, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Saudi Arabia, with a combined 92.1% share of the U.S.'s lettuce and chicory exports. The share of Saudi Arabia increased slightly (+0.8 percentage points), while the share of Mexico illustrated negative dynamics (-2.7 percentage points).

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Source: World: Lettuce And Chicory - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020