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  •  I'm guessing that (3+ / 0-)
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    sidnora, Patric Juillet, bablhous

    someone's way off on units.  According to Wikipedia, China's total production of garlic is about 12 million metric tons per year, which accounts for almost 80% of world production.  The US produces about 220,000 metric tons per year, or about 480 million pounds.

    I wouldn't be surprised if China exports about 3 million tonnes per year (China definitely consumes a lot by itself), impacting US acreage.  We're still a net exporter of garlic, but probably losing our share of the world market.

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