The National Health, Harmlessness, and Food and Agriculture Quality Service (SENASICA) informed that at the closure of year 2013, pig meat exports exceeded 86,294 tonnes, which implies a growth by 3% in comparison with the 84,090 tonnes of 2012.
The fresh and processed pig meat sold overseas comes from Federal Inspection Type Establishments (TIF) located in Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, Sinaloa, Sonora and Yucatan.
The main Mexican pig meat consumer is Japan (66,575 tonnes), followed by South Korea (8,276 tonnes) and US (6,229 tonnes). Countries like Argentina (110 tonnes), Canada (34 tonnes), Colombia (117 tonnes), Guatemala (122 tonnes), Venezuela (253 tonnes) and Vietnam (212 tonnes) also imported Mexican pork.
Currently, the Mexican pig meat producers can sell their products in 13 countries in America, Asia and Europe.
The main exporters of pig meat are Sonora (53,923 tonnes), Yucatan (25,003 tonnes) and Coahuila (1,047 tonnes). The State of Guanajuato exported, in 2013, some 102 tonnes to Guatemala. States such as Jalisco (833 tonnes), Baja California (575 tonnes) and Chihuahua (277 tonnes) also sold their pork products in international markets last year.
Sunday May 25, 2014/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.