North Carolina Agriculture Export Data

North Carolina improves to 11th in the United States in terms of exporting. The total value of NC Agriculture Exports, not including lumber exports, exceeded $2.8 billion in 2009. Agricultural exports help boost farm prices and income, while supporting about 35,907 jobs both on the farm and off the farm in food processing, storage, and transportation.

 

North Carolina Agricultural Exports by Commodity (in millions of dollars)
Commodities 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total 1532.2 1589.4 1476.3 1488.8 1822.6 1802.9 2062.0 2069.8 3107.7 2883.0
Tobacco 459.3 430.8 454.7 355.7 406.1 328.0 422.2 407.7 572.4 601.8
Pork 168.4 182.9 196.9 203.8 246.5 332.7 349.7 371.8 553.5 537.1
Poultry 199.8 228.2 209.1 185.9 229.6 282.3 279.8 364.2 482.1 478.3
Cotton 139.6 164.0 94.1 159.2 265.3 225.7 272.9 171.6 274.4 228.2
Soy 106.5 101.8 82.4 141.5 147.9 113.1 112.2 125.1 358.1 313.7
Wheat 82.5 75.7 86.9 76.7 126.6 112.8 132.9 151.4 315.0 185.2
Feeds and fodders 40.2 49.4 41.6 48.1 45.7 53.5 64.9 59.5 80.4 88.2
Coarse Grain 45.0 48.7 39.3 44.1 56.7 49.1 75.3 85.1 91.1 79.6
Vegetables 18.9 21.9 20.0 18.9 16.5 22.2 26.9 26.9 29.9 32.6
Fruit 13.6 12.2 12.2 13.3 14.6 17.3 23.8 14.0 28.5 26.9
Peanuts 28.4 14.2 16.3 14.5 18.8 12.9 17.4 17.7 23.5 21.7
Fats & Oils 7.0 5.0 5.4 7.1 10.7 8.5 6.5 13.7 17.2 12.8
Hides and skins 7.4 10.6 10.2 11.4 12.0 11.8 14.1 14.6 15.9 11.7
Seeds 5.4 8.3 9.8 8.0 7.7 7.1 7.2 7.3 8.3 8.9
Cottonseed 7.2 6.5 4.3 5.4 5.9 5.6 7.0 6.1 11.5 7.9
Tree nuts 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.9 0.0
Other 202.5 228.7 192.5 194.6 212.0 219.8 249.0 232.8 245.2 248.2


Source: Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/StateExports/
Note: USDA Information above does not include forestry exports.

North Carolina Agricultural Exports in 2009 by Country

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

North Carolina Exports in world map format

World Map legend

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

 

Useful links:

Presentation on North Carolina Agriculture in the Global Economy

Trade and Agriculture: What’s at Stake for North Carolina?

North Carolina Ports Proposal Presentation

Morehead Port Grain Loading Opportunity

Benefits of Exports to North Carolina in terms of Jobs, Companies and Dollars

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.