New tariffs tax economic prospects of tree nut and fruit industries

[Updated – August 14, 2018]

Among the consequences of ongoing international trade turmoil has been increases in import tariffs and other access barriers facing many significant U.S. agricultural commodities in important markets.

This brief report summarizes potential impacts of higher tariffs facing major U.S. fruits and tree nuts. We calculate these potential impacts using recent trade and production data and some plausible assumptions. We provide here the key data and explain the economic reasoning and calculations. Available data files provide details on data, sources, and methods.

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Fruit and Nut Trade Backup for Main Results (xlsx)

Fruit and Nut Trade Backup Data and Calculations (xlsx)

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