What Goods Does America Export the Most?

Over the past year, the food and beverage industry has faced some challenges. Still, things are turning for the better and slowly returning to normal. Prime Fresh Handling has been handling some of the imports and exports in America for years. During this time, our experts have learned the answer to “What goods does America export the most?” 


Below our experts have put together a list of the top food and beverage exports from the United States. America is a food and beverage exporter that deals in various goods, from raw ingredients to processed items. 

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The following lists include a variety of goods commonly exported by the United States. 


Soybeans are the largest food and beverage export in the United States. It is so large that it is in the top 10 exports across all industries in America. These are primarily grown in the upper midwest states and can be used to create different food products.


Another top export for America is corn. Since 1995 the government has subsidized billions of dollars worth of corn crops. Though it is not the only crop that the U.S. subsidizes, it has led to different trends in the food industry over the past few years. Corn has been in surplus recently, which has caused an increase in the production of high fructose corn syrup, though it is commonly exported in its natural state.


A large agricultural export for the United States is nuts. This includes tree nuts, such as almonds, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts. In fact, the U.S. dominates the global nut market and mainly exports to Europe and Asia. 


Wheat can often be exported in its natural state, or it can be milled to make flour. Similar to corn, wheat is subsidized by the United States. A wide variety of wheat grows in the states during different growing seasons and regions throughout the country. 


Not only is pork one of the top exports in America, but it is also one of the top-produced meats. You might not know that much of the pork produced in the United States is exported to other countries.


The United States is known for its large production of chickens, eggs, and other poultry products. 


Food oils are a very large export from the United States. Soybean oil, more commonly known as vegetable oil, is the top oil produced in the country.


Beef is another major meat export out of America. Farmers in states like Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri raise the most cattle in the country for export. 

Cereal Grains

This huge cash crop includes sorghum, barley, and oats. Many grains are sold in their raw states but can also be milled into various other food products. 

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