California Agricultural Production Statistics
California Agricultural Exports
In 2013, California's agricultural exports amounted to $21.24 billion in value, representing a 15 percent increase over the previous year. In terms of value, California's top three agricultural exports are almonds, dairy and dairy products, and wine. California's share of total US Agricultural exports for 2013 was 14.7 percent or slightly more than the 13.1 percent share reported the previous year.
USDA/NASS Crop Year Report
In 2013, the most recent year for which a full crop year report is available, California's 77,900 farms and ranches received $46.4 billion for their output.
California's agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. The state produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. Across the nation, US consumers regularly purchase several crops produced solely in California.
California's top-ten valued commodities for 2013 are:
- Milk — $7.6 billion
- Almonds — $5.8 billion
- Grapes — $5.6 billion
- Cattle, Calves — $3.05 billion
- Strawberries — $2.2 billion
- Walnuts — $1.8 billion
- Lettuce — $1.7 billion
- Hay — $1.6 billion
- Tomatoes — $1.2 billion
- Nursery plants— $1.2 billion
California agricultural statistics derive primarily from the United States Department of Agriculture/National Agricultural Statistics Services (USDA/NASS) reports. The California Department of Food and Agriculture publishes statistics related to California dairy production and, in cooperation with the University of California at Davis, statistics for California agricultural exports. For most timely research into California dairy statistics, please see our dairy pages under Division of Marketing Services.
California agricultural exports' statistics are displayed on this page and within the individual crop year reports. Individual crop year reports typically are published beginning in October following the crop year.
Please see complete statistics for 2013, by using the link in the right column.
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