The U.S.—one of the world’s leading peanut exporters
The United States is the fourth largest peanut exporter globally behind Argentina, China and India. In 2012 exports of peanuts were valued at $362 million, up six percent in value from the previous year and actually set a record for the industry.
The main markets for U.S. peanuts by value are Canada (39 percent), the EU-29 (24 percent), Mexico (16 percent), and Japan (two percent). Exports continue to be important to the economic health of the U.S. peanut industry in helping to provide a more stable and competitive supply and demand situation.
United Export Strategy
Each year, National Peanut Board works collaboratively with the industry export cooperator, the American Peanut Council, to help create strategic goals and implement export initiatives and programs through the United Export Strategy. Our Board members regularly go on trade missions and reverse trade missions with Japan, Canada and Mexico. These missions are designed to maintain existing relationships and collaborate with industry officials worldwide.