Mexico’s fruit and vegetable exports

Mexico shipped US$409.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, up by 7.8% since 2013 and up by 9.5% from 2016 to 2017.

Mexico’s exported goods plus services represent 37.4% of total Mexican economic output or Gross Domestic Product. The analysis below focuses on exported products only.

From a continental perspective, 82.7% of Mexican exports by value were delivered to the United States and Canada–fellow members of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In contrast, the value of Mexican shipments to European importers was 5.9%. Latin America and the Caribbean accounted for 5.2% of total Mexican exports compared to 5.6% for purchasers in Asia.

Given Mexico’s population of 124.6 million people, its total $409.5 billion in 2017 exports translates to roughly $3,300 per resident.

Fruits (and nuts) and vegetables represented $6.6 billion (1.6%) and $6.7 billion (1.6%) respectively, with the percentages showing the export’s part within the overall Mexican exports.

For a complete Top 10 of exports click here.


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