Enrique Martínez y Martínez, Sagarpa's head, highlighted that 9,200 guava growers are registered and 96.7% of them are from the states of Michoacán, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas and Mexico State.
The guava is considered one of the 20 most important fruits produced in the country, generating more than four million jobs in the production process alone.
Regarding citrus, SIAP reported that Mexico is the world's fifth largest producer. One out of twenty tonnes consumed in the world are Mexican. With an average production of 4.1 million tonnes of oranges, 1.9 million tonnes of lemons and 401 thousand of grapefruit, Mexico stands as the fifth, second and third largest producer in each of these crops respectively.
By November 2012, 3,156,948 tonnes of oranges have been produced in 27 states. The most relevant ones are: Veracruz, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Puebla, Nuevo León and Sonora.
Meanwhile, grapefruits are produced by 19 states and in 2012 the harvest reached 322,166 tonnes. The main producers were Veracruz, Michoacán, Nuevo León, Sonora and Tamaulipas.
Source: EL UNIVERSAL