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Mexico’s citrus exports up 28.3%


Overview of the Mexico's citrus exports, complemented by charts from Agronometrics.


Original published in FreshPlaza.com on September 06, 2021 

Between January and July this year, exports The percentage of citrus fruits and their derivatives increased by 28.3% It has a total value of $912.3 million, above $711 million in the same period in 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported this Saturday.

In addition, the agency explained that, based on data from the Food and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), the main destination for foreign sales of Mexican citrus fruits – oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and lemons, primarily – is the United States, followed by the Netherlands, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Historical volumes (KG) of Mexican citrus in the US Market. 
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

In a statement, Sader noted that the international sale of citrus-derived products “represents an opportunity to attract more foreign exchange.”

For example, he gave exports of orange juice, which It grew 36% from January to JulyIts total value amounted to 278.5 million dollars, while it amounted to 204.8 million dollars in the same period last year.

The agency pointed out that “citrus fruits are high-consumption fruits in Mexico and are among the most important export products, and have characteristics that distinguish them” as well as in foreign trade, including the following derivatives: juices, essential oils, peels and purees.

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