Between 2014 and 2017, the Federal Inspection Type (TIF) certified industry exported 1,130,000 tonnes of beef, pork, fowl, horse, goat and lamb (among other species) meat and meat products from the 22 Mexican states thanks to the market diversification strategy encouraged by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).
The National Service of Agrifood Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA), an organism pertaining to the SAGARPA, informed that the world demand for Mexican meat and meat products has grown significantly, going from 242,000 tonnes commercialised in 2014 to 348,198 tonnes sold in 58 countries until November 2017.
In the last four years, beef exports reached 621,682 tonnes, pork exports 445,859 tonnes, fowl exports 20,375 tonnes, and horse meat exports exceeded 17,000 tonnes.
The beef exports went from 137,000 tonnes in 2014 to 181,000 tonnes in 2017; pork and pork products exports grew from 89,378 tonnes to 148,793 tonnes, whilst fowl and fowl products exports rose from 3,890 tonnes to 6,231 tonnes in the same period.
The SENASICA highlighted that the States with a larger volume of exports are Sonora, Nuevo León, Yucatán, Sinaloa, Michoacán, Veracruz, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosí, Jalisco, Durango and the State of Mexico.
The USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador are the main consumers of Mexican meat.
We must underline that Mexico is the seventh animal protein world producer, and that it holds the 11th place in terms of primary livestock production.
Thursday, February 15th, 2018/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.