California canned fruits in international trade
The United States is world leader in both production and consumption of canned fruits, in total and per capita. U.S. exports of canned fruit have increased sharply both in quantity and dollar value during the past decade. More than 12% of total US. canned deciduous fruit sales now occur in the export markets (table l). Furthermore, U.S. exports of canned fruit are “dollar sales”—moving without direct government price support or subsidy.