International Markets & Trade
Countries & Regions
The work of ERS includes in-depth analyses of the economies, agricultural sectors, and policies of key trading partners: Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea.
Food Safety & International Markets
ERS studies how the globalization of the food supply relates to food safety--new food-safety risks and previously-controlled risks can be introduced into countries and contaminated food can be spread across greater geographic areas.
International Consumer and Food Industry Trends
Trends in food demand have increased trade in high-value foods, and reshaped food marketing globally.
Global Food Security
ERS provides research, analysis, and information on food security, including factors affecting food production and ability to import food, in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Commonwealth of Independent States to decision makers in the United States and throughout the world.
Macroeconomics & Agriculture
ERS work covers research and analysis on the effects of macroeconomic conditions on U.S. and international agriculture, including impacts of the recent economic crisis and the factors in commodity price increases.
Trade Policy & World Trade Organization (WTO)
ERS analyzes policies and regulations of major trading partners such as China, Japan, Mexico, and the European Union.
U.S. Agricultural Trade
U.S. and global trade are greatly affected by the growth and stability of world markets, including changes in world population, economic growth, and income. Other factors affecting agricultural trade are global supplies and prices, changes in exchange rates, government support for agriculture, and trade protection policies.