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Vegetables - statistics & facts

Vegetables are one of the cornerstones of human nutrition, vital for a healthy and balanced diet. In 2020, the global fruit and vegetables processing market was valued at 290 billion U.S. dollars. Approximately 880 million tons of fresh vegetables are produced in Asia. Tomatoes are by far the leading vegetable type worldwide based on production volume.

Vegetable industry in the U.S.

In the United States, some 2.4 million acres are used in total for the growing of vegetables while the production value for fresh market vegetables in the U.S. came to over 14 billion U.S. dollars. In 2020, the total U.S. farm income based on cash receipts from vegetables was 19.6 billion dollars. California is the most important U.S. state when it comes to the production of vegetables, both for fresh market consumption and further processing.

vegetable consumption

Every average American utilizes some 145.46 and 116.9 pounds of fresh and processed vegetables per year respectively. The distribution is around 38 percent of fresh and 62 percent of processed vegetables. Tomatoes and onions are the most popular fresh vegetables, followed by carrots and some varieties of lettuce. The expenditure on fresh vegetable in the U.S. households captured a share of 34 percent of the total fruits and vegetables expenditures. Every U.S. consumer annually spends some 35 U.S. dollars on frozen vegetables. However, health-related and economic reasons among consumers lead to tendencies to buy fewer frozen vegetables.

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Vegetables - statistics & facts

Vegetables are one of the cornerstones of human nutrition, vital for a healthy and balanced diet. In 2020, the global fruit and vegetables processing market was valued at 290 billion U.S. dollars. Approximately 880 million tons of fresh vegetables are produced in Asia. Tomatoes are by far the leading vegetable type worldwide based on production volume.

Vegetable industry in the U.S.

In the United States, some 2.4 million acres are used in total for the growing of vegetables while the production value for fresh market vegetables in the U.S. came to over 14 billion U.S. dollars. In 2020, the total U.S. farm income based on cash receipts from vegetables was 19.6 billion dollars. California is the most important U.S. state when it comes to the production of vegetables, both for fresh market consumption and further processing.

vegetable consumption

Every average American utilizes some 145.46 and 116.9 pounds of fresh and processed vegetables per year respectively. The distribution is around 38 percent of fresh and 62 percent of processed vegetables. Tomatoes and onions are the most popular fresh vegetables, followed by carrots and some varieties of lettuce. The expenditure on fresh vegetable in the U.S. households captured a share of 34 percent of the total fruits and vegetables expenditures. Every U.S. consumer annually spends some 35 U.S. dollars on frozen vegetables. However, health-related and economic reasons among consumers lead to tendencies to buy fewer frozen vegetables.

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