The Import Share of U.S.-Consumed Food Continues To Rise
by Alberto Jerardo
Outlook No. (FAU-66-01) 5 pp, July 2002
The import share of U.S. food consumption held steady at 8.8 percent from 1998 to
2000. Import share in 2000 is an average of the 12.3 percent share of U.S. consumption
of food crops and crop products and the 4.2 percent share of animal products, including
fish and shellfish. These import shares of the two major food groups are each weighed
by their corresponding shares of total U.S. per capita food consumption. In 1992, overall
imports were only 7 percent of U.S.-consumed food, but increased as both the U.S.
economy and the dollar strengthened.
Keywords: Import share, food consumption, food imports
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