U.S. Agricultural Trade Update No. (FAU-79-01) 6 pp

July 2003

Import Share of U.S. Food Consumption Stable at 11 Percent

As U.S. per capita consumption of food grew from an average 1,800 pounds per year in the early 1980s to more than 2,000 pounds in recent years, the import share of U.S. consumed food climbed from 8 percent to more than 11 percent. The import shares of U.S. consumption of animal products and food crops both increased in the past two decades, with the aggregate share of fruits and vegetables at least twice as large as that of animal products.

Keywords: import share, food consumption, food imports

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