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In Fiscal year (FY) 2010, Indonesia was the 8th largest export market for U.S. agricultural products, reaching $2.13 billion. Indonesia managed to maintain a relatively healthy macroeconomic environment. In 2010, GDP growth reached an estimated 6.0 percent, up from 4.5 percent in 2009. GDP growth is projected to remain strong in 2011. Despite expanded levels of trade, market access issues continue to exist.
Venezuela is a significant importer of agricultural products, totaling USD5.9 billion in 2009 according to Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (BRV) data. U.S. agricultural and food exports over the last five complete calendar years (2005-2009) have averaged USD 792 million per year. Total agricultural imports from the U.S. in 2009 reached USD 968 million. Additionally, demand for consumer-oriented products from the United States has been growing rapidly; total exports of this category to Venezuela in 2005 were USD 69 million compared to USD 116 million in 2009.
Although El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, it is the third largest economy with a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of US$21.1 billion in 2010. The Government of El Salvador (GOES) is committed to an open-market economy and has recently led economic diversification initiatives in new sectors such as non-traditional agricultural products (tuna, bakery, snacks, beverages, and dairy products, among others), processed food, distribution, telecomm services, and tourism.
This guide serves as a resource for U.S. companies seeking to do business in Thailand, and provides practical tips and information on local business practices, consumer preferences and trends, food standards and regulations, import and inspection procedures. This guide also identifies opportunities and entry approaches for the three major market sectors (food retail, food service, and food processing). Finally, this guide identifies the best high-value product prospects and key contacts.
This report reflects how Panama has sustained improvement in public finances, underpinned by recent tax reforms, and the economy's resilience to the global financial crisis and associated recession. It also discusses the ongoing expansion of the Panama Canal, an ambitious public infrastructure investment plan and an expanding services sector that benefits from the country's emerging role as a regional hub for trade.
Malaysia continues to be a net importer of food products with annual imports of more than $5 billion, including consumer-oriented and fishery product imports of $3.5 billion. With per capita income of over $6,000 and a middle and upper class making up 61 percent of the population, Malaysia shows good potential for growth as a market for consumer high value products. Best product prospects include fresh fruits and vegetables, pet foods, dried fruits, nuts, frozen potatoes and processed juices.
Peru continues to be the best performing economy in Latin America, achieving sustained high growth and low inflation. Peru’s economy has been transformed by market-oriented reforms and privatizations and has met many of the conditions for long-term growth. In 2009, Peru’s Economy continued to grow even during the two years period of global financial crisis.
Imports of consumer oriented food and beverages (F&B) in 2011 are expected to continue to increase to approximately $1 billion because of strong domestic demand. Government policies which encourage expenditure and consumption, plus high inflation and a relatively stable exchange rate are expected to result in larger imports. However, the government is expected to monitor closely imports as a means of trying to maintain a surplus trade balance and provide some protection to local processors.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) imports about two thirds of its overall food needs. The market for processed foods focuses on value rather than quality as consumers seek to obtain the most for their money. Food import tariffs are low compared to the tariffs in other countries in the region. Challenges to exporters include a complicated dual system of government, low incomes, and poor infrastructure. This report contains marketing tips, information on importing foods, and important points of contact.
This Exporter Guide Report provides an update of all sections, including trade data and local business and government contacts. In January 2010, the newly established National Office for Food Safety (ONSSA) assumed its function as the main agency in charge of food import and export inspections in Morocco.