Dairy and beef lead exports
Idaho beef product exports totaled a record $241 million in 2021, a 26 percent increase over 2020 and 12 percent more than the previous record of $215 million set in 2018.
Idaho in 2021 exported a record $349 million worth of products in the processed vegetables category, which includes frozen potato products. That was a 21 percent increase over 2020 and 7 percent more than the previous record for that category of $325 million set in 2019.
Idaho in 2021 exported a record $173 million worth of products in the fresh vegetable category, which includes potatoes. That was up 16 percent from 2020 and 2 percent more than the previous record of $170 million set in 2019.
Idaho grain product exports were down in value in 2021, likely a result of the significantly reduced grain yields experienced in the state last year due to severe drought conditions.
Idaho wheat exports were valued at $344 million in 2021, down 11 percent from 2020 and well off the record of $563 million set in 2011.
Idaho exported $60 million worth of products in the processed grain category last year, down 23 percent from 2020.
A record $1.63 billion worth of plant products were exported from Idaho in 2021, a 3 percent increase over 2020, and a record $918 million worth of animal products were exported from the state in 2021, up 22 percent over 2020.