The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), through the General Coordination of Foreign Affairs, informed that, according to the data of the Customs Authorities of China, in 2017 the Mexican agriculture and livestock sector exports to China reached a commercial value of USD321 million, this entailing an increase by 54% in comparison with 2016.
Mr Urteaga Trani pointed out that the main agri-food products that Mexico exported to China were beer and fish meal, with a value of USD110 million and USD55 million, respectively; followed by avocados, with a value of USD31.2 million.
Cotton (USD17.5 million), live shellfish (USD16.9 million), spiny lobsters (USD15.4 million), pectin-containing materials (USD10.6), cattle leather and hide (USD6.3 million), frozen prawns and shrimps (USD6.2 million), and tequila (USD5.9 million) were also exported.
These ten products represent 86% of the total commercial value of this Mexican sector exports to China.
The significant percent increase in the value of the exports of frozen pork (1,334%), frozen prawns and shrimps (230%), fish meal (163%), beer (144%) and pectin-containing materials (127%) stand out.
Monday, February 19th, 2018/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.