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In 2008 a total of 283 of colorados agricultural

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Unformatted text preview: NAFTA market sales were lower than in 2008, and Asian markets became the largest region for Colorado’s agricultural exports. In 2008, a total of 28.3% of Colorado’s agricultural exports went to Asia. Two years later, the Asian market has grown to 35.3% of exports and is now the largest region for agricultural exports. The European markets increased 58% from 2008 to 2010, representing a growing market for Colorado grains and specialty products. Beef Products Colorado’s two top markets, Canada and Mexico, remain the largest markets for Colorado’s beef exports. In 2010, Canadian exports grew 13.5%, while exports to Mexico slid 9.4%. Exports through August 2011 indicate Canadian exports are up more than 40%, with Colorado as the largest U.S. supplier of beef products to Canada, supplying over 25% of all U.S. beef to the country. Mexican imports during the same period show a further decrease of 4.4% from Colorado, while Mexico’s total imports of U.S. beef products grew more than 23%. Colorado remains Mexico’s third-largest beef supplier, with 14.9 % of total shipments. continued on page 106 105 2012 Color...
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