The Statistics and Geography National Institute (INEGI) informed that the stockbreeding sector exports grew by 9.4% during the first trimester of 2014, reaching an accumulated value of $3,949 million.
Meanwhile, in accordance with the preliminary statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, Stockbreeding, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) of the first trimester of 2014, the exports of food and agriculture products (including commodities and agroindustrial goods) reached $6.430 million.
This entails an increase by approximately 3% with respect to more or less the same period in 2013 in terms of goods from the agricultural, stockbreeding, fishing and agroindustrial subsectors.
Mexico commercialises abroad more than 290 food and agriculture products, which are sent to more than 160 countries and international destinations.
Among the main products commercialised we find: red tomatoes, avocados, bell chillies, vegetables, raspberries, cucumbers, onions, water melons, mangoes, asparagus, lemons, malt beer, tequila, beef, pork, processed foods and canned food, among other products.
The five main destinations of the Mexican products during the first months of 2014 were US, Japan, Canada, Venezuela and Guatemala.
Tuesday May 6, 2014/ SAGARPA/ México.