Banana is one of the most important fruits in Mexico, where annual per capita consumption stands at 14.2 kg. According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader), it is the most cultivated tropical fruit in the country with an annual production of more than 2 million tons.
It is cultivated in 16 states. Chiapas, Tabasco, and Veracruz are the main producers and together account for more than 60% of the country's total production.
Mexico exports its bananas to 43 destinations, including the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Russia, Italy, and New Zealand.
The varieties of bananas grown in Mexico are the Dominico, Valery, Pera, Tabasco, Morado, Manzano, Cavendish Gigante or Grand Naine, and Macho.
According to the agency, its relevance is such that it is one of the four most important fruits in global terms, only behind grapes, citrus fruits, and apples.