U.S. imports of fruits and vegetables rose 6 percent from May 2019 through April of this year, totaling more than $24 billion dollars.
Berries, excluding strawberries, led the charge, with imports up 8 percent and valued at $2.92 billion dollars. Avocados ranked second at $2.79 billion dollar but with a 14 percent year-over-year increase. Imports of bananas or plantains and tomatoes each saw a 1 percent increase hitting above $2.4 billion dollars respectively.
As for exports, apples led in dollar value
The biggest volume of imports was in berries – excluding strawberries – with imports up by 8 percent and valued at $2.92 billion dollars.
Avocados came second at $2.79 billion dollars but with a 14 percent increase. Imports of bananas or plantains and tomatoes both increased by 1%.
As far as exports were concerned, apples led in dollar value.