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USA:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

a.    Total Area: 9,826,675 sq km

b.    Total Population: 313,847,465 (July 2012 est.)

                                         i.    Agricultural Population – 0.7%

                                        ii.    Total labour force – 153.4 million

c.    GDP: $15.29 trillion (2011 est.)

d.    GDP - real growth rate: 1.7% (2011 est.)

e.    GDP – per capita: $49,000 (2011 est.)

f.     GDP - composition by sector:

                                         i.    agriculture: 1.2%

                                        ii.    industry: 22.1%

                                       iii.    services: 76.7

g.    Investment (gross fixed): 12.4% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.    Unemployment rate: 9% (2011 est.)

i.     Population bellow poverty line: 15.1% (2010 est.)

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $1.497 trillion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: agricultural products (soybeans, fruit, corn) 9.2%, industrial supplies (organic chemicals) 26.8%, capital goods (transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers, telecommunications equipment) 49.0%, consumer goods (automobiles, medicines) 15.0%

c.    Total Import: $2.236 trillion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: agricultural products 4.9%, industrial supplies 32.9% (crude oil 8.2%), capital goods 30.4% (computers, telecommunications equipment, motor vehicle parts, office machines, electric power machinery), consumer goods 31.8% (automobiles, clothing, medicines, furniture, toys)

e.    CO2 emissions (kt): 19.1

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 1,490,625 Square Miles.

c.    Land Use:

                                         i.    Arable land: 18.01%

                                        ii.    Permanent crops: 0.21%

                                       iii.    Other: 81.78%

                                       iv.    Irrigated land: 230,000 sq km

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish; forest products

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
 

a.    Industries: highly diversified, world leading, high-technology innovator, second largest industrial output in world; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, minin

b.    Industrial production growth rate: 4.1% (2011 est.)

 
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

Current issues:

  • Air pollution resulting in acid rain in both the US and Canada

  • The US is the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels;

  • Water pollution from runoff of pesticides and fertilizers

  • Desertification

  • Worldwatch, and environmental research group, says Americans throw away about 100 billion plastic bags annually

  • An estimated 2.3 billion single-use plastic carryout bags are used in Los Angeles each year.

  • According to Worldwatch, it takes more than 1,000 years for a non-recyclable plastic back to break down in a landfill

  • The Walmart stores located in Citrus Heights, Folsom, and Ukiah in Northern California that charge for plastic bags in June 2010

  • Walmart has 10,000 stores in 15 countries, under 55 different names

  • Estimated yearly shopping bag demand in Wallmart stores: 365,000,000

  • U.S.A has signed the “Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol” agreement.

 

Plastic bag Levies & Fees in USA

Seattle, Washington

Adopted by city council on July 28, 2008

Washington, D.C

Adopted June 16, 2009

Plastic Bag Bans in USA

Alaska, USA

As of 1998, 30 villages have bans

Oakland, USA

Adopted June 29, 2007 

San Francisco, USA

Adopted April 2007

Los Angeles

Adopted May 2012

 

U.S.A.: environmental agencies

Worldwide

  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  Earth System Governance Project

  Global Environment Facility (GEF)

 

National

  United States Environmental Protection Agency

  United States Fish and Wildlife Service

  United States National Park Service

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 

 

USA: Jute exports (2007-2009):

Year

World Ranking

Quantity(tones)

2010

7

1652

2009

9

1199

2008

7

1725

2007

9

2089

 

USA: Jute Imports (2007-2009):

Year

Quantity(tonnes)

Value (1000 $)

World Ranking

2010

2428

3057

10

2009

1678

1979

14

2008

3541

3054

14

2007

3589

3116

11

 

USA: Imports of products of Jute, Kenaf and Allied fibres

Year

Quantity(000 tonnes)

2010

30.9

2009

25.1

2008

37.2

2007

42.4

 

Kenaf producing states in U.S.A.:

Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Mississippi, and Oklahoma, Alabama

 

The commercial kenaf activity in the U.S. is mainly focus in four areas:  Georgia, Texas, Mississippi and New Mexico.

 

Kenaf History in USA

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has begun doing research on Kenaf since 1940s as a substitute of jute.

 

The American Kenaf Society is a registered nonprofit membership organization that was chartered in 1997. Its members include nearly all the Mississippi and New Mexico and also business members, and a growing number of international members.

 

Ford Motor Company uses kenaf plant

  Ford uses kenaf plant inside doors in the all-new Escape, saving weight and energy

  Use of kenaf in the car reduces the weight of the door bolsters by 25 percent

  The kenaf is combined with polypropylene in a 50-50 mixture inside the door of the Escape

  International Automotive Components (IAC) manufactures the door bolsters in Greencastle, Ind.

 

Sales report in July 2012, by Ford Motor Company

  Ford Fusion sales increase 21 percent – the best July ever – with 23,326 vehicles sold

  Explorer posts best July sales since 2006 with 11,313 vehicles sold

  F-Series sales total 49,314 vehicles, marking 12 straight months of monthly sales gains

  Ford Motor Company’s July U.S. sales totaled 173,966 – a 4 percent decline due to lower       fleet sales; July retail sales grow 2 percent compared with last yea

 

Kenaf products in USA:

1)    biofuel

2)    paper & pulp

3)    Newsprint

4)    automobile interior panels

5)    composite with PP in polymer industry

6)    fiberglass substitute

7)    textile composite

8)    animal bedding

9)    particle board

10) industrial absorbent materials

11) soil-less potting mixes

12) animal forage

13) packing material

14) organic filler for plastic

 Exports: Flax fibre & Tow in USA

Year

Quantity (Tonnes)

2009

15

2008

82

2007

27

 

 
     
     
  Other Information:  
     
 

USA exports: Major agricultural products in 2009

Commodity

Quantity(tones)

Value (1000 $)

World Ranking

Soybeans

140505700

16475900

1

Maize

47813400

9086410

6

Flour of Maize

408962

153579

1

Rice Broken

72772

59386

4

Rice Milled

1705590

1425840

5

Wine

397397

876006

8

Cocoa Beans

11150

27107

16

Wheat

21942200

5380050

14

Tea

8530

53427

19

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

USA Buyer of jute products

Synektics

Buyers of jute.

Address:  420 Moore Lane, Healdsburg - 95448, United States Of America
Phone:  +(1)-(707)-9371051

 

Kicks Limited

Importers of jute sacks.

Address:  P. O. Box 242001, Milwaukee - 53224, United States Of America
Phone:  +(1)-(414)-8072416

 

Wearmax, Inc.

Importers of all kinds of jute products.

Address:  373 Nesconset Highway Suite 292, Hauppauge - 11788, United States Of America
Phone:  +(1)-(631)-361 7222 / 361 6388   Fax:  +(1)-(631)-361 6769

 

Sonee Inc.

Buyers of all types of jute.

Address:  900, Armstrong Blvd, Kissimmee - 34741, United States Of America
Phone:  +(1)-(407)-8476446   Fax:  +(1)-(407)-9338242

 

Bright Star Global Trading LLC

100 % USA Buyer
Shopping tote, picnic bags, tote bags such as non woven, jute, cotton & canvas, reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable tote bags, cotton, canvas and linen bags, eco-friendly bags

 

 

Kenaf Industry

Kenaf USA, LLC

Contact: Dr. Gerald Feaster - Agricultural Economist
Address: 8366 A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Phone:904-471-3402
Email:
kenafusa@comcast.net

 

 

KenafSeed.Com

3225 Turtle Creek Blvd Unit 1447

Dallas, TX 75219

US Phone  972.975.2350

Mexico Phone 011.52.833.213.5781

info@kenafseed.com

 

 

Kenaf Paper Industry

Vision Paper

A division of
KP Products Inc.

PO Box 20399

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87154-0399

Ph.: 505.294.0293

E-mail: info@visionpaper.com

 

INDIAN exporters TO USA

 

Nehemah - United States  

Wholesale Suppliers of jute yoga mat

Address: 41 Arrowhead Dr, Norwell, MA United States

 

Wasid Trading Group Inc. – United States  

Manufacturer of jute products 

Address: 87-34 169 Street Jamaica New York United States United States

 

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Web.:  http://www.usaid.gov/

E-mail: pinquiries@usaid.gov.

 

Agricultural Research Service

ARS Headquarters

Jamie L. Whitten Building

1400 Independence Ave., S.W

Washington DC, 20250

Web: http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/main.htm

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250

Phone: 202-720-2791

Web: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

 

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 7800
Washington, DC 20230

Phone: 202-482-2900

http://www.eda.gov/

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Web: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/comments.htm

 
     
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 
  • USA was an importing member of the erstwhile International Jute Organisation (IJO);

  • USA used to be the second largest importer of jute and jute products till 1992/1993 and used to take a lot of interest in all the IJSG activities;

  • Mr. A.F.M. Sarwar Kamal, former Secretary General, IJSG visited Washington, DC, USA to attend the International Cotton Advisory Committee meeting in 2006.  

  • The former Secretary General, Mr. AFM Sarwar Kamal, IJSG visited New York, USA on a Membership dive in August 2007.

  • Mr. Md. Faruque Hossain, Finance and Administrative Officer, IJSG visited New York, USA on Membership drive in 17 August 2010.

  • The IJSG was a partner in the organization of the “International Symposium on Renewable Feedstock for Bio-fuel and Bio-based Products – Application of Natural Fibres (Jute) Products” held on 11-13 August 2010 in Austin, USA.  The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG presented a paper and Mr. Md. Faruque Hossain, F&AO, and Mr. Dewan Sayeedul Hassan, former MIO, IJSG also attended the Seminar and made presentations.

 
 
  Associate Member :  
 
     
 

Vikrant Singh Giri

CEO

Gallant International Inc

27702 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste-D4# 111

Ladera Ranch, CA, 92694

USA

Tel: 949 444 8444

Fax:  1-888 845 3806

Email: gallant@gallantintl.com

Web: www.juteandburlap.com

 

 
     
     

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