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North Carolina Agriculture Export Data


According to USDA, The total value of NC Agriculture Exports exceeded $3.7 billion in 2013, an increase of over 211% from 2005. Agricultural exports help boost farm prices and income, while supporting about 1,094,400 jobs both on the farm and off the farm in food processing, storage, and transportation.

"I believe that capturing 100 percent of the world market is better than capturing 5 percent of it. North Carolina agriculture competes at the highest level in every market around the world, and the best way to raise prices paid to North Carolina farmers at the farm gate is to make sure they have access to the world market. That is why I make international trade a priority."
- Steve Troxler, NC Commissioner of Agriculture

North Carolina Agriculture Exports by Commodity (in millions of dollars) 
Commodities 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pork 370.0 388.2 408.2 650.5 538.9 598.0 702.0 736.5 738.9
Poultry products 330.3 309.9 433.2 509.4 510.2 501.9 598.4 690.4 698.9
Cotton 192.4 210.8 207.9 195.3 201.1 293.3 470.9 361.6 327.6
Soybeans 80.6 93.6 113.6 269.3 291.4 239.5 229.1 491.7 311.5
Wheat 48.1 56.4 79.1 169.4 70.9 40.9 200.3 147.7 240.4
Hides and skins 64.4 68.8 70.7 76.0 51.6 81.6 87.8 91.0 108.1
Vegetables, processed 32.8 40.6 40.8 59.7 68.6 64.7 93.1 84.3 93.4
Soybean meal 19.1 22.5 24.6 55.9 62.1 45.2 41.9 97.7 78.8
Vegetable oils 27.2 30.6 35.7 61.3 45.6 67.1 58.3 71.3 70.6
Feeds and fodder 18.7 21.8 27.7 28.4 28.6 35.9 38.3 54.8 67.9
Corn 45.1 68.7 100.2 100.6 61.8 69.3 92.2 81.9 59.1
Vegetables, fresh 25.0 30.9 29.7 36.8 42.6 41.5 57.4 44.9 51.9
Grain products, processed 20.9 24.8 28.4 28.4 27.0 24.2 33.5 43.3 49.7
Fruits and nuts, processed 20.6 29.3 18.2 32.8 32.2 37.6 43.8 39.1 44.2
Other livestock products 30.4 35.6 44.2 52.1 46.5 50.6 58.2 53.6 44.1
Dairy products 10.0 10.9 15.9 20.4 12.2 19.5 24.9 26.5 33.1
Beef and veal 7.0 9.3 11.3 13.1 15.1 18.5 24.8 26.1 28.8
Fruits, fresh 12.7 17.7 10.9 20.3 18.7 21.4 23.8 20.4 21.1
Rice 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other plant products 1/ 404.6 446.7 438.0 569.0 570.9 595.9 583.3 654.6 649.0
Total agricultural exports 1,759.9 1,917.1 2,138.4 2,948.9 2,695.9 2,846.5 3,462.1 3,817.5 3,717.1

Source: Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/state-export-data.aspx#.UzVxNoWa90w
Note: USDA Information above does not include forestry exports.
Other Products include Includes live animals, other meats, animal parts, eggs, wine, beer, other beverages, coffee, cocoa, hops, nursery crops, pet food, inedible materials, and prepared foods.

NC Ag Export Map

2014 NC Ag Export Markets

NC Ag Export Markets

Source: Wiser Trade Data Base


NC Exports to the World

Source: Wiser Trade Data Base
Based on HS Codes 01-53

2012 North Carolina Agriculture Trade and Jobs

According to USDA's export statistics and trade multiplier, NC agricultural exports help boost farm prices and income, while supporting jobs both on the farm and off the farm in food processing, storage, and transportation.

NC Ag Exports  (in Billion $)

Jobs Supported
(per Billion $ Exported)

Total Jobs Supported
Tobacco, unmanufactured 0.4604 48,556 22,355
Cotton 0.5099 23,584 12,025
Chicken meat 0.4658 25,249 11,761
Pork 0.7072 7,800 5,516
Other products 0.6225 7,800 4,856
Wheat 0.2207 15,225 3,360
Soybeans 0.2259 12,497 2,823
Corn 0.0966 12,953 1,251
Fruits, fresh 0.0452 12,877 582
Vegetables, processed 0.082 7,075 580
Beef and veal 0.024 20,338 488
Vegetable oils 0.0595 7,800 464
Dairy products 0.0248 16,296 404
Oilcake and meal 0.0488 7,800 381
Vegetables, fresh 0.0505 7,075 357
Feeds and fodder 0.0363 7,800 283
Fruits, processed 0.0289 7,800 225
Grain products 0.0285 7,800 222
Hides and skins 0.0118 7,800 92
Planting seeds 0.0013 7,800 10
Total Jobs Supported 68,037

Useful links:

Presentation on North Carolina Agriculture in the Global Economy
Trade and Agriculture: What’s at Stake for North Carolina?
NC MAP Program State Fact Sheet
$35 ROI for every $1 invested in International Marketing
NC Agribusness Export Goals Summary

NC Forestry Exports
NC Trade Supports Jobs Website
North Carolina Ports Proposal Presentation
Detailed North Carolina Agriculture Statistics

NCDA has access to proprietary data bases that measure commodity and/or market specific data on North Carolina exports. Information can be provided on an as needed basis for North Carolina agribusinesses that request specific data. Contact NCDA International Marketing at 919-733-7912 or by e-mail at export@ncagr.gov.

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NCDA&CS International Trade Office, Peter Thornton, Assistant Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 411, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3153; FAX: (919) 715-0083
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