AAA CRS INC, Internacional TradingExports and Imports Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Bringing Local Farmers Right to your Table
Our company AAA CRS, Inc is oriented to international trade to the import and export of Fruits and Vegetables. We have been researching the agriculture industry for four years, focused on non-durable products, in the wholesale trade sector. We are the ones who negotiate directly with the farmer, producer from different countries such as: Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica and others. We look for the organic product clean of pesticides and products that do not have chemicals that can harm the health of our consumers and the environment. We take great care of the quality of the products in the process of the supply chain and logistics with the utmost care so that they arrive safely at their destination, fresh and with the best quality for delivery. Looking for the fruits and vegetables in these countries that are in the right climate to achieve the best product and its best benefit to satisfy the final consumers.
The main market to which we have segmented for the income of fruits and vegetables is the United States. We export to the European Union and import from México, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Ecuador non-durable products (natural fruits and vegetables) to enter our participation as wholesalers and we sell to distributors. We frequently study the activity of the demand for fruits and vegetables to understand which of them is consumed more than another, in order to have a better sale directed to the demand and supplying the needs of the consumers by their culture, ethnic groups in particular, as for example, the specific consumption of children, older adults and women for their tastes such as flavor or other therapeutic properties, among different details.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry in the US
The Fresh Fruits and Vegetables industry is found in the category of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and the Wholesale Trade – Non-Durable Goods sector. With 3,119 companies, this industry employs approximately 44,456 people in the United States. The fresh fruit and vegetable industry is disproportionately concentrated in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, and Vermont.
To become a merchant in the United States, you need to have certifications. Some of them are mandatory, you have to register with the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is the entity in charge of regulating the entry of food products, and it has a share in the flow of exports since long before the product is shipped. If they do not have this certification, the product will be retained and, depending on the case, changes may be made in a way that they have to comply with the regulations and they can destroy or re-export the merchandise at the discretion of the FDA. On the other hand, there are voluntary certifications, such as USDA organic, fair trade, kosher, among others. Having any of these certifications is a competitive advantage such as greater product differentiation, a better price than conventional products, as well as better and freer access to growing differentiated markets.
Fruits and Vegetables
The United States is the first economy in the world, with 25% of global production, absorbs about 12% of total world imports, has 321 million consumers who have a per capita income of US$ 57,766 ( Source IMF 2016) The United States is a large market for products such as fruits and vegetables, not only because of the country’s broad demand, despite the fact that states such as California and Colorado are large agricultural producers in the country. The consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables remains generally stable, with an average consumption per inhabitant of 97 and 113 kilos, respectively.
World imports of fruits from the United States totaled a value of 11,745 thousand tons and those of fresh vegetables 7,908 thousand tons in 2015; these variables have an effect of US$ 13 billion and US$ 9 billion, respectively. Fruit imports had a growth of 5.39% in quantity and 10.10% in value. On the other hand, the vegetable sector had a small growth of 0.08% in quantity and 3.40% in value.
In 2015, there were 107 fruit suppliers exporting to the United States. Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico are the main suppliers of the United States and channel 75% of the country’s total purchases. This particular way has been maintained for the last 5 years.
On the other hand, we can highlight that at the end of 2015, other producers (suppliers) have stood out and have had significant growth, by more than 100%. The most outstanding are Belgium (1,977%), Moldova (1,103%), Algeria (1,020%), Egypt (193%), Tunisia (129%), Uzbekistan (127%) and Uruguay (125%), these suppliers made Shipments over a thousand tons. (IMF, 2015).
Consequently, the main imported fruit products were: bananas, pineapples, avocados (silver), watermelons, melons, lemons and papayas. But the products that showed the greatest growth of over 50% in purchases were peaches, citrus fruits, pistachios, walnuts, plums, dates, persimmons and grapes.
In relation to the countries of the Pacific Alliance, the suppliers of fruits exported to the United States have Mexico as the main supplier of fruits. On the other hand, we have Chile with sixth place (6), followed by Colombia with sixth place (7) and Peru with ninth (9) place.
In 2015, 105 are the suppliers of vegetables. Mexico is located as the main supplier, since it concentrates 64% of the country’s purchases. In second place is Canada, with 20%. This configuration has been maintained for the last 5 years. However, at the end of 2015, other providers have had significant growth, by more than 70%. Among them we have Spain (137%), Argentina (101%), Belize (94%), Austria (89%) and Taiwan (75%), which made shipments of over a thousand tons.
On the other hand, the main imported fruit crops were: cucumber, onion, pumpkin, tomato and capsicum. Now the products that had a greater growth of over 50% in purchases we can point out the olives, broad beans, dehydrated mushroom (jelly), bambara (legume) and potatoes.
On the other hand, the countries of the Pacific Alliance, Mexico remains the main supplier and Peru is in fourth place (4) as supplier of the United States in the category of exported vegetables. In sum, Colombia is in 26th place and Chile in 29th place.
Nondurable goods sector Merchants
What Fruits and Vegetables can be Exported to the United States in 2022?
Among them we have Belgium (1,977%), Moldova (1,103%), Algeria (1,020%), Egypt (193%), Tunisia (129%), Uzbekistan (127%) and Uruguay (125%), which made higher shipments at a thousand tons. The main imported fruit products are: bananas, pineapples, avocado, watermelon, melons, papayas and lemons.
The opportunities to export fruits and vegetables to the United States are diverse. For this reason, it is important to evaluate which are the main fruits and vegetables that they buy and where they enter.
What can we sell you?
The opportunities to exports fruits and vegetables to the United States are diverse. Therefore, it is important to evaluate which are the main fruits and vegetables that they buy and where they enter, and at the same time the characteristics of the American consumer and consumption trends. Then in the following link you can see the imports of fruits and vegetables according to customs zones.
The distribution of fruits and vegetables in the United States market is characterized by being very complex. The distribution chain is made up of the local producer or exporter of fruit and vegetables, the intermediary or broker, the wholesale distributor and the retail distributor, which includes supermarkets or HORECA, where restaurants, hotels and cafeterias are located. A key factor in the distribution of fruit and vegetables is to have an agent at destination, since he plays a role in contact with supermarket chains. Among the functions it performs are: the maintenance of an effective and long-term relationship with the supermarket, the development of the logistics required for distribution, the handling of the product inside the store that implies carrying out promotional activities, among others. . For this reason, the producer and exporter of fruits and vegetables who wish to cover the United States market should not only focus their strategy in the traditional way (market niche, category or product line, type of promotion, price, etc.) , but also through the Internet.
The United States a very Dynamic and Competitive Market
The United States is the third most populous country in the world, with an average annual growth of 0.78%. The American consumer is characterized by the search for a healthy lifestyle, which implies a greater demand for organic products (income per inhabitant of US$57,766 in 2016 according to the International Monetary Fund), highlighting the consumption of fruits and vegetables . Knowing these aspects if we can carry out an exhaustive study in the US market we can get to know what we can sell and how.
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