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1 North Carolina Agriculture in the Global Economy Peter Thornton Assistant Director NCDA&CS International Marketing NCDA&CS International Marketing North Carolina agriculture exports to 154 countries

2 Agriculture Exports by State NC fluctuates between 9 th & 11 th largest agriculture export state. Source: Wiser Trade Data Base Based on HS Codes 01-53

3 NC Agriculture Exports by Commodity Since the buyout, tobacco is rebounding. cotton, meat and wood are coming on strong. US $ 2010 agriculture exports are up 22%. The biggest major gainers are sweet potatoes, up 44%, tobacco leaf, up 38%, raw cotton, up 35%, lumber, up 32% and poultry, up 18%.

4 NC Agriculture Exports by Commodity Tobacco dominates, followed by cotton, meat, wood and sweet potatoes.

5 NC Agriculture Export Trend Japan leads. China and Latin American are growing. US $ Exports to Japan are flat, but export to China are up 35%, export to Canada are up 45% and exports to Mexico are up 56%

6 Primary Export Markets Japan remains North Carolina’s largest export market, but pork and tobacco exports to China and cotton to Central America are growing.

7 China and Meat As economies rise out of poverty, populations demand food, in particular, meat. NC holds 10-15% of the pork and poultry market. China has a strong demand for pork offal, chicken feet, leg quarters and other parts that are not in demand domestically. Chicken feet in China sell for approximately what breast meat sells for in the U.S. US $

8 Gray Market Effect NC poultry exports to Hong Kong US $

9 China and NC Tobacco There are more smokers in China than people in the US. As their income increases, they will demand higher quality North Carolina Tobacco. US $

10 NC Sweet Potato Exports Exports now account for between 10% and 20% of production US $

11 According to USDA Agricultural exports help boost farm prices and income, while supporting about 24,200 jobs both on the farm and off the farm in food processing, storage, and transportation.Agricultural exports help boost farm prices and income, while supporting about 24,200 jobs both on the farm and off the farm in food processing, storage, and transportation. Exports are important to North Carolina's agricultural and statewide economy. Measured as exports divided by farm cash receipts, the State's reliance on agricultural exports was 26 percent in 2006.Exports are important to North Carolina's agricultural and statewide economy. Measured as exports divided by farm cash receipts, the State's reliance on agricultural exports was 26 percent in 2006.

12 More Info According to Biofeuls Digest - Since 1995, to meet increasing meat demand, China is increasing consumption of feed grain by 615 million bushels per year. If the US ethanol industry were to go away overnight, in less than 4 years, China’s rising feed grain demand would consume all that was lost in the ethanol industry.According to Biofeuls Digest - Since 1995, to meet increasing meat demand, China is increasing consumption of feed grain by 615 million bushels per year. If the US ethanol industry were to go away overnight, in less than 4 years, China’s rising feed grain demand would consume all that was lost in the ethanol industry. North Carolina’s soybean and small grain growers found a market exporting in containers. Buyers in Asia, primarily Taiwan, paid significantly more than the domestic market (with only one buyer).North Carolina’s soybean and small grain growers found a market exporting in containers. Buyers in Asia, primarily Taiwan, paid significantly more than the domestic market (with only one buyer).

13 Services offered by NCDA&CS International Marketing Putting Exporters together with North Carolina’s wealth of Export Resources

14 Ongoing Projects Natto Beans to JapanNatto Beans to Japan Sweet Potatoes to GermanySweet Potatoes to Germany Lumber to China and VietnamLumber to China and Vietnam Buyers to North CarolinaBuyers to North Carolina Produce to CanadaProduce to Canada Commodities in containersCommodities in containers

15 Export Markets for One BBQ Sauce Fords Foods was the 2008 NCDA&CS Exporter of the Year now exporting to 60 countries!

16 Want to Talk? Peter Thornton Assistant Director, International Marketing North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Marketing Division 1020 Mail Service Center, Room 411A Raleigh, NC Office (919) ext. 248 Cell (919) Fax (919) Skype: NCDA.IM Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Room 411A Raleigh, NC 27601


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