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Frozen Food Month: March 2019

Release Number CB19-SFS.19
Component ID: #ti533338534
Young woman selecting food from the freezer section of a supermarket. Osaka, Japan. June 2016

Presidential Proclamation 1984:

“Throughout history, one of the primary goals of human effort has been the production of food. The farm-to-city migration created a great demand for food supplies in dense population centers in which such supplies could not be grown. The frozen food industry has made great strides in recent decades to respond to consumer needs.

“The international frozen food industry started in the United States. Frozen vegetables, fruit, meat, and fish were first packaged and offered to consumers in 1930, contributing greatly to the convenience of life and freeing consumers permanently from the cycle of limited seasonal availability of many foods.”

Key Stats:

Source: 2016 Annual Survey of Manufactures.

Frozen food manufacturing: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing frozen fruit, frozen juices, frozen vegetables and frozen specialty foods (except seafood), such as frozen dinners, entrees and side dishes; frozen pizza; frozen whipped toppings; and frozen waffles, pancakes and french toast.

Note: The cropped table above is modified by hiding the “relative standard error” rows and transposing rows/columns. Click on the image to see the full chart.


From Census.gov › Business & Industry › Foreign Trade:

FOREIGN TRADE is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics, information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need.

- 0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen
- 0203 Meat of swine (pork), fresh, chilled or frozen
- 0204 Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen
- 0207 Meat and edible offal of poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen
- 0208 Other meat and edible meat offal, fresh, chilled or frozen
- 0303 Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat
- 0710 Vegetables (uncooked or cooked by steam or boiling in water), frozen
- 0811 Fruit and nuts (uncooked or cooked by steam or boiling in water), frozen
- 2009.11 Fruit juices, orange juice, frozen
After an account is created, select “Harmonized System (HS) District-level Data (Exports or Imports)" and type “frozen” in the "Commodity" search box. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

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