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Table 2 Top 20 commodities based on import and consumption data, 2007

From: A comparative study of allowable pesticide residue levels on produce in the United States

   Imports, thousand kg (Rank) Consumption, thousand kg (Rank) Composite Rank
Vegetables Tomato 1 071 (1) 2 780 (3) 2
  Potato 502 (2) 5 371 (1) 1
  Cucumber 459 (3) 864 (7) 4
  Onion 418 (4) 2 971 (2) 3
  Bell pepper 329 (5) 926 (6) 5
  Squash** 257 (6) 611 (8) 7
  Garlic 225 (7) 405 (9) 9
  Artichoke 166 (8) 221 (10) 10
  Carrot 112 (9) 1 227 (4) 6
  Head lettuce 70 (10) 2 774 (5) 8
Fruits Banana 3 543 (1) 3 552 (2) 1
  Melon 953 (2) 3 851 (1) 1
  Pineapple* 697 (3) 688 (7) 3
  Grape 569 (4) 1 103 (4) 2
  Lime * 328 (5) 326 (10) 6
  Avocado 302 (6) 471 (8) 5
  Apple 173 (7) 2 262 (3) 3
  Orange 112 (8) 1 021 (5) 4
  Pear 86 (9) 425 (9) 8
  Strawberry 72 (10) 882 (6) 7
  1. Items listed in order of combined ranks for imports and consumption. Consumption measured as "Disappearance." Data: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FoodConsumption/FoodAvailSpreadsheets.htm#fruitveg
  2. * In a few cases, imports exceed disappearance due to re-exportation.
  3. **Squash: No breakdowns could be obtained to specify relative quantities imported of summer, winter, and non-specified squashes, to parallel available data in the MRL database.