The classification of the most imported agricultural products in the world during 2019 was headed by “beans of soya (soybeans)” with a participation of 5.5%, reported the World Trade Organization (WTO).
“Food preparations, n.e.s.” they reached the second position and the “wheat and morcajo (tranquillón)” went from second to third place (participation of 2.8%).
Together, the combined portion of the top three products declined to 11% in 2019.
Among the most imported agricultural products, cotton fell from third to fifteenth place.
Comparatively, in 1995, the main imported products were “coffee, coffee husks and husks; substitutes for coffee” (SA 09.01), “wheat and morcajo” (SA 10.01) and “cotton without carding or combing” (SA 52.01), and its participation reached 5.3, 4.1 and 3.6%, respectively.
Together they represented approximately 13% of world imports of agricultural products.
The change that occurred between 1995 and 2019 in the composition of products was significant.
For example, soybeans, which had ranked sixth in 1995, with a share of only 2.9% in agricultural trade, almost doubled their share in 2019.
Solid cane or beet sugar fell from fifth place in 1995 to nineteenth in 2019, while cigars/cigarettes/tobacco fell from seventh to twenty-fourth.
The 15 most imported agricultural products, 1995 and 2019
The 15 most important products accounted for 46.2% of the world’s agricultural imports in 1995, and 33.7% in 2019.