In this video, Data for Farmers shows the top ten countries with the highest export values. This is for the total of agricultural products from 1961 to 2017. These export values are based on the value of not only crops. It includes those of animal products too. Agricultural machinery is not included.
The USA at number 1, the Netherlands in 2nd place
The largest exporter of agricultural products in the world is the United States. Since 2005, the Netherlands – which is 235 times smaller than the US – has filled the second spot. According to Data for Farmers, this might be because the Netherlands has good roads and waterways. The Ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam also play an important role. The ‘excellent, innovative’ Dutch growers cultivate high-quality foods, such as tomatoes. They also grow high-value goods like flowers. Another explanation is that the Netherlands is a country of traders, concludes Data for Farmers.