The large expansion of trade with China explains why it is now the No. 1 destination for U.S. agricultural exports. U.S. farm exports to China more than doubled from $12.1 billion in 2008 to $24.6 billion in 2014, which is $2.7 billion more than exports to Canada, the second largest market. Canada—which held the top spot for most of the 2000s—and Mexico continue as strong markets. Japan—the top destination for U.S. exports in the 1990s—has slipped to fourth place after Mexico.
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