GRAPHIC: Tomatoes by the numbers- Analysis
Tomatoes are one of the most popular produce items, led by the Plum and Roma varieties, but volumes have been lower than normal this year. Consequently, prices have been higher so far in 2023. In this graphic by Agtools, see the story in charts and graphics.
GRAPHIC: Lettuce by the numbers- Analysis
Domestic iceberg lettuce volume was down in 2022, and while Mexico increased its shipments to the U.S., it wasn't enough to keep prices from rising late in the year.
GRAPHIC: Sweet potatoes by the numbers- Analysis
Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons are the biggest for sweet potatoes, where demand and volume are the highest of the year.
GRAPHIC: The pumpkin market by the numbers- Analysis
Pumpkins are grown and shipped from many U.S. states, but as Agtools shows in this monthly graphic report, imports are on the rise due to stronger domestic demand.
GRAPHIC: Apples by the numbers- Analysis
The U.S. is the world’s second largest apple producer, and its citizens consume more apples than any other fruit but one.
GRAPHIC: Inside the mushroom business- Analysis
Mushrooms have seen modest growth the past few years, as they've been recognized for their culinary options and health benefits.
GRAPHIC: Inside bell peppers’ growth- Analysis
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc., to explain and describe prices and volume in relation to rising consumer demand for bell peppers.
GRAPHIC: Inside papayas’ growth- Analysis
The volume of papayas shipped to the U.S. grew by 20 percent from 2020 to 2021, and it’s reflected in growing levels of consumption from American consumers.
GRAPHIC: A look at rising demand for asparagus- Analysis
Asparagus volume in the U.S. rose 25 percent from 2020 to 2021, with nearly two-thirds coming from Mexico and almost one-third from Peru.
Russian produce imports: A snapshot- Analysis
Lots of nations these days have stopped buying from and selling to Russia, including the U.S.