Fresh Vegetable Imports Rose in April

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Cucumbers were one crop whose import value rose in April.

Vegetable imports increased significantly in April compared to previous seasons, according to the USDA Economic Research Service. The value of imports from other countries totaled $1.49 billion in April, compared to $1.25 billion in 2020, $1.275 billion in 2019, $1.162 billion in 2018 and $1.123 billion in 2017.

The fresh vegetable imports totaled $907 million in April, up significantly from the $759 million in 2020, $812 million in 2019, $704 million in 2018 and $704 million in 2017.

Notable vegetables that were imported in April include:

Fresh cucumbers’ value was $107.4 million in April, compared to $78.1 million in 2020, $76.8 million in 2019 and $69.4 million in 2018.

The value for fresh bell peppers was $141.4 million in April, compared to $123.1 million in 2020, $132.7 million in 2019 and $105.9 million in 2018.

Fresh sweet corn’s value was $8.5 million in April, compared to $3.3 million in 2020, $4.3 million in 2019 and $1.2 million in 2018.