Primary activities in the different states of Mexico haven't stopped despite the health emergency that was declared in the country due to the coronavirus. The banana sector in Tabasco, for example, continues to work normally and is preparing the next shipments to international markets, as reported by the Regional Agricultural Union Banana Producers from the Mountains of the State of Tabasco AC, which is based in the municipality of Teapa.
The first shipment of Mexican bananas arrived in China at the beginning of March, after the opening of this market to this Mexican fruit. Producers from Tabasco, Chiapas, Colima, Jalisco, and Michoacan continue to export an average of 50 weekly containers of bananas to that destination. According to industry estimates, exports to China could increase to 300 containers a week.
The state of Tabasco has three farms located in the Sierra Region that have been approved to export bananas to China, from where the containers have left for Asia. Prats Leal, from the Regional Agricultural Union, stated at the time that as the marketing consolidates, more producers in the region will be allowed to export and, in twelve to eighteen months, all the producers in the state could export to China.
It should be noted that with this shipment, the banana now joins the list of Mexican foods that can be exported to the Asian country.