U.S. trade data are collected by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and compiled and distributed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau using the United States' Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of 10-digit codes. Updated trade data are released monthly by the Census Bureau. For release dates, see the 2012 release calendar.
Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States (FATUS) is a standard USDA aggregation of several thousand HTS codes into 213 agricultural groups most used by the public. This data product presents summary tables of FATUS data for U.S. merchandise trade, U.S. agricultural trade, value of high-value and bulk commodities, and top country export destinations and import sources for total U.S. agricultural trade.
Trade data are presented for three different time periods.
- Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data: Most current year-to-date, monthly data for total agricultural trade
- U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update: Most current year-todate, monthly data with commodity level detail
- Fiscal Year: Annual (Oct.-Sept.) total trade and total agricultural trade
- Calendar Year: Annual (Jan.-Dec.) total trade and total agricultural trade