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USA Pear Export Facts

Pear Bureau Northwest is a non-profit marketing organization that promotes, researches, and develops markets for fresh pears grown in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington on behalf of more than 850 growers and shippers. With international representatives in export markets around the world, Pear Bureau Northwest conducts promotional activities for US pears in 30 countries.

USA Pears are exported to nearly 50 countries, with 40% of the crop exported (including Canada) in the 2016/17 season. The top exported varieties are Green Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc, and Red Anjou. While Mexico is the top destination, the UAE, Brazil, Taiwan, Israel, and the Central American Region were some of the best performing markets during the 2016/17 season. China and India remain as two of the industry’s top growth export markets.

  • Season record high volume for Northwest pear exports:
    • 192,743 MT / 9,637,150 standard box equivalents set in 2013/14
  • Season record high value for Northwest pear exports:
    • $218.5 million (including Canada) set in 2012/13
  • Season record high average price per box exported:
    • $24.10 set in 2012/13
  • Exports to Mexico reached a record high of over 4.2 million boxes in 2011/12 and have consistently surpassed 3 million boxes in 7 of the last 10 seasons (falling in 2009/10 and 2010/11 due to the impact of the Mexican retaliatory tariff on U.S. pears)