2020 Food Consumption Projections

Economic & Population Growths Lead to Increased Global Demand for Food
As the economic and population continues to grow, so does the global demand for food and fiber over the next decade. Developing countries have a great influence on U.S.'s agricultural exports. 1) With increased incomes, consumers diversify their diets and shift towards agricultural products. 2) Rising populations require global consumption gains.  The study below highlights a 138% economic growth for developing countries, which will directly impact agricultural exports: