Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: August 2016

This report summarizes USDA's most recent 1-year projections for U.S. agricultural trade value and volume, as well as projections of selected countries' total trade with the United States.

Agriculture in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade and investment agreement under negotiation by 12 countries in the Pacific Rim.  This report assesses this partnership's potential impacts on the region's agriculture in 2025 (October 2014).

Global Macroeconomic Developments Drive Downturn in U.S. Agricultural Exports

The macroeconomic outlook underlying the 2016 USDA ten-year agricultural projections indicates slower global income growth, particularly in developing countries, and a stronger dollar. This shift in the macroeconomic environment relative to the past decade implies smaller projected increases in agricultural trade and declines in U.S. market share relative to previous projections (July 2016).


USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service provides monthly U.S. agricultural trade data from 1989 forward through its Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS).

USDA Information on Free Trade Agreements provides information on the free trade agreements the United States has completed or is in the process of negotiating with several countries and regions.

USDA, National Agricultural Library, National Agricultural Library Digital Repository (NALDR) offers online browsing of historical ERS Agricultural Economic Reports and Agriculture Information Bulletins.

U.S. International Trade Commission provides information on U.S. tariffs and U.S. trade data by HTS code, Customs District, and month via the agency's Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau provides a description of total U.S. trade and export classification under Foreign Trade Statistics, Reference.

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative provides information on trade negotiations and enforcement issues.

United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization offers global agricultural trade by country in its FAOSTAT database.

World Trade Organization provides information on international trade and regulations.