U.S. agricultural exports value lowest since 2010
The value of U.S. agricultural exports declined in 2015, reversing 5 consecutive years of export growth. Since 2000, developing countries--led by China--had been the main drivers of U.S. export gains. Horticultural exports were the only product group to grow in 2015, up about $266 million, which increased its share of total U.S. agricultural exports to about 25 percent. In fact, horticultural products became the largest share of any group, surpassing livestock products, grains/feeds, and oilseed/products, which had combined losses in 2015 that accounted for nearly all of the decreases in export values.