Committee on Agriculture - Members' Participation in the Normal Growth of World Trade in Agricultural Products - Article 18.5 of the Agreement on Agriculture - Note by the Secretariat - Revision

MEMBERS' PARTICIPATION IN THE NORMAL GROWTH OF

WORLD TRADE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS –

ARTICLE 18.5 OF THE AGREEMENT
ON AGRICULTURE

Note by the Secretariat[1]

Revision

1.1.  Article 18.5 of the Agreement on Agriculture provides that "Members agree to consult annually in the Committee on Agriculture with respect to their participation in the normal growth of world trade in agricultural products within the framework of the commitments on export subsidies under this Agreement." According to the Committee's Working Procedures, these consultations are to be undertaken at the November meetings of the Committee.

1.2.  The present note updates the information contained in the Secretariat note G/AG/W/32/Rev.20 dated 24 February 2022. The attached tables contain, for selected exporters and selected agricultural products/product groups, data on export volumes and values (including international food aid) and shares in world exports. The statistics cover the period 2011 to 2021 and show the world market shares of the leading exporters for the products/product groups concerned. In addition, pie charts show the evolution of the world market shares of the leading exporters for the products/product groups concerned over the covered period. 



[1] This document has been prepared under the Secretariat's own responsibility and is without prejudice to the positions of Members or to their rights and obligations under the WTO.