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The U.S. fruit and tree nuts industry consists of a wide array of crops and products generating, on average, over $25 billion in farm cash receipts annually. Produced on less than 2 percent of U.S. agricultural cropland, farm cash receipts from this sector account for about 7 percent of the total receipts for all agricultural commodities and around 13 percent for all crops. Foreign markets serve as outlets for less than 20 percent of overall U.S. fruit and tree nuts supplies, while nearly half of the available supplies for domestic consumption come from imports. ERS monitors fruit and tree nuts markets and provides the following:

ERS provides a range of data products and reports on fruit and tree nuts markets including domestic supply, demand, trade, and prices. 

Periodic, Scheduled Outputs 

  • Outlook reports are published two or three times per year, providing current intelligence and forecasts on changing conditions in the U.S. fruit and tree nuts sector. Interactive charts and highlights of the most recent Outlook report are available on the Market Outlook.
  • Fruit and Tree Nut Data are updated monthly and provide detailed U.S. export and import data, producer and retail price indexes, and a few retail prices.
  • Fruit and Tree Nuts Yearbook Tables are updated annually and contain 150 Excel spreadsheets detailing over 20 years of annual or monthly data for U.S. bearing acreage, production, prices, trade, per capita use, and more.
  • Fruit and Vegetable Prices, a data set that reports average prices per edible cup equivalent to inform policymakers and nutritionists about how much money it costs Americans to eat a sufficient quantity and variety of fruits and vegetables.

Recent ERS Reports Relating to Fruit & Tree Nuts 

In addition to the periodic Outlook reports and data products, ERS produces reports covering issues important to fruit and tree nuts markets in the United States and around the world. 

Recent ERS reports relating to fruit and tree nuts markets include: