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Cucumbers: Background Statistics


Production and Use

U.S. cucumber planted area (fresh market, field-grown), total in top eleven states: 1/

  • 2010: 46,000 acres (12,000 in Florida, 8,600 in Georgia)
  • 2011: 43,750 acres (10,000 in Florida, 9,000 in Georgia)
  • 2012: 47,330 acres (11,200 in Florida, 11,000 in Georgia)

U.S. farm value of cucumber  production (fresh market, field-grown), total in top eleven states: 1/

  • 2010: $191.8 million ($47.8 million in Florida, $51.0 million in Georgia)
  • 2011: $199.4 million ($52.0 million in Florida, $36.5 million in Georgia)
  • 2012: $248.0 million ($67.4 million in Florida, $64.4 million in Georgia)

U.S. cucumber production (fresh market, field-grown), total in top eleven states: 1/

  • 2010:  838.5 million pounds (232.0 million in Florida, 212.5 million in Georgia)
  • 2011: 739.5 million pounds (237.5 million in Florida, 128.0 million in Georgia)
  • 2012:  998.4 million pounds (280.8 million in Florida, 283.5 million in Georgia)

U.S. cucumber production (fresh market, field-grown), top eleven states, 2012: 1/

  • Georgia: 283.5 million pounds
  • Florida: 280.8 million pounds
  • North Carolina: 110.2 million pounds
  • California: 74.0 million pounds
  • New Jersey: 73.1 million pounds
  • Michigan: 61.2 million pounds
  • New York: 60.9 million pounds
  • South Carolina: 24.7 million pounds
  • Texas: 15.6 million pounds
  • Virginia: 11.7 million pounds
  • Maryland: 2.7 million pounds

U.S. per capita use of fresh-market cucumbers: 2/

  • 2009: 6.8 pounds
  • 2010: 6.7 pounds
  • 2011: 6.5 pounds
  • 2012: 7.7 pounds

U.S. Trade

U.S. fresh cucumber imports: 3/

  • 2010: 1.291 billion pounds (Jan-Dec)
  • 2011: 1.310 billion pounds (Jan-Dec)
  • 2012: 1.454 billion pounds (Jan-Dec)

U.S. fresh cucumber imports by country,  top five sources, 2012 3/

  • Mexico —1.173 billion pounds
  • Canada — 0.196 billion pounds
  • Honduras —0.062 billion pounds
  • Dominican Republic —0.013 billion pounds
  • Guatemala —0.006 billion pounds

 

Share of annual U.S. cucumber shipments by source, 2010-12 4/

annualshipments

 

Share of monthly U.S. cucumber shipments by source, 2010-12 average 1/

monthlyshipments


Prices

U.S. farm price for fresh-market cucumbers (field-grown): 1/

  • 2010 average: 22.90 cents per pound
  • 2011 average: 27.00 cents per pound
  • 2012 average: 24.80 cents per pound   

 

U.S. advertised retail price for fresh cucumbers, 2012 4/ 5/

Prices

1/ USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Vegetables. Data provided only for top 11 States. According to the 2007 U.S. Census of Agriculture these States accounted for approximately 90 percent of U.S. total area.
2/ USDA, Economic Research Service.  Data for 2012 are preliminary. 3/ U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 4/ USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Market News. 5/ Simple average of all quoted markets (excluding organic) for the listed type and container. Comparison price is simple monthly average from 2011.

 

Want More Data and Information?

For more data and information data on cucumbers, see Vegetables and Pulses Data and Vegetables and Pulses Outlook.

Last updated: Monday, April 29, 2013

For more information contact: Suzanne Thornsbury