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Mexico: Agri-food exports top $20 billion in H1 2020

According to a report by Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), the nation’s agri-food exports rose 4.26% to $20.68 billion during the first half of the year.

The Mexican agri-food product with the highest demand in international markets was beer. Other top agri-food exports included:

  • Avocados, $1.8 billion
  • Tomatoes, $1.4 billion
  • Tequila and mezcal, $1.04 billion
  • Peppers and chiles, $873 million

Avocado exports registered a 21% increase; followed by tomatoes, 19%; bakery products, 15%; and tequila and mezcal, 16%. In monthly terms, agricultural exports registered an annual increase of 31.5% during June, compared to the same time last year, with $1.8 billion in sales.

Freightwaves.com reported that Mexico’s top trading partners in 2019 were, in descending order, the US, Canada, Germany, China, Brazil, Japan, Colombia, the United Kingdom, South Korea and the Netherlands.


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