Agribusiness - Market Prices, Marketing Research, International Trade, Entrepreneurship

The Japanese Market for Oranges

Japan is a large market for U.S. oranges, and most of Japan’s orange consumption is supplied by U.S. exports. Orange consumption and imports grew until 1994, but have declined since. Demographic shifts are linked to changing orange consumption: older birth cohorts eat more oranges, and...
Hiroshi Mori
John Dyck
Susan Pollack
Kimiko Ishibashi
USDA Economic Research Service

Declining Orange Consumption in Japan: Generational Changes or Something Else?

Japan is a leading market for U.S. oranges. Since 1995, orange consumption in Japan has declined. This report summarizes an analysis of household survey data to assess various factors that may be related to the decline. Consumption of oranges in Japan differs markedly across generations, with...
Hiroshi Mori
Dennis Clason
Kimiko Ishibashi
William D. Gorman
John Dyck
USDA Economic Research Service

The Effects of Avian Influenza News on Consumer Purchasing Behavior: A Case Study of Italian Consumers’ Retail Purchases

To better understand how information about potential health hazards influences food demand, this case study examines consumers’ responses to newspaper articles on avian influenza, informally referred to as bird fl u. The focus here is on the response to bird fl u information in Italy as news...
Robert H. Beach
Fred Kuchler
Ephraim Leibtag
Chen Zhen
USDA Economic Research Service

Younger Consumers Exhibit Less Demand for Fresh Vegetables

Growth over time in the demand for fresh vegetables for at-home consumption may slow because of differences in the behavior of younger and older birth cohorts. A birth cohort includes people born in the same year and is similar in concept to a generation. People born around the same point in...
Hayden Stewart
Gary Lucier
USDA Economic Research Service

U.S. Food Import Patterns, 1998-2007

Using import data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this study examines patterns of U.S. food imports for fiscal years 1998-2007. Results indicate faster import growth trends for consumer-ready foods, such as fruit, vegetables, meats, seafood, and processed food products. Although the United States...
Nora Brooks
Anita Regmi
Alberto Jerardo
USDA Economic Research Service

2007 Consumer Attitudes toward Functional Foods/Foods for Health

Study about consumer awareness and interest in functional foods. You will explore the impact of functional food awareness level on perception and behavior
International Food Information Council
International Food Information Council

2008 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food, Nutrition & Health

    This third year survey analyzes U.S. consumer insights about their food and health. Diet, weight, food components, food safety are some of the topics included. The 2008 results are compared to the 2007 and 2006 findings.
International Food Information Council and Cogent Research
International Food Information Council (IFIC)

Three Year Trends for U.S. Mango Imports

U.S. mango imports trends from 2009 to 2011 covering Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti. These six exporting countries make up over 98% of the U.S. mango imports.
National Mango Board
National Mango Board

U.S. Mango Market Forecast

You will find the forecast of mango shipments to the U.S. This forecast is based on information from countries currently shipping and countries planning to ship soon to the U.S. This document is updated when new information is available.
National Mango Board
National Mango Board

Weekly Report of U.S. Retail Prices for Fruit & Vegetables

This weekly report list U.S. retail average prices for fresh produce. Prices are calculated from advertised prices of fruit and vegetables at major U.S. retail supermarkets.
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service