The importance of agricultural trade, and the direction of trade flows, varies across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). For example, agriculture constitutes over a fifth of Hungarian exports and a twentieth of Czechoslovakian exports. As a basis for discussion of CEE agricultural trade in the 1990s, we provide an overview of this trade during the 1980s. Statistics are presented on the share of agriculture in total trade and the relative importance of different markets. During the 1980s CEE became increasingly reliant on Western agricultural markets. Although CEE had a large market share of some (former) USSR (FSU) imports, its market share for grain, the most important import, declined during the 1980s.