Last year, pork exports reached a volume of more than 432 thousand tonnes versus 395 thousand tonnes in 2015. The main destinations were in Asia: Japan, South Korea and China.
The Japanese market is one of the most important ones for pork: four of every five tonnes exported go to Japan.
Also, the new political and commercial relationship between Mexico and China will allow that in the short and medium term, pork (among other food and agriculture products) exports grow due to the Asian giant's high demand.
Data from the Food and Agriculture and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP) show that the Mexican pork production (in terms of carcasses) grew by more than 49 thousand tonnes in 2016 (+3.75%) in comparison with 2015, as the year ended with a production of 1,364,200 tonnes.
The SIAP (pertaining to the SAGARPA) informed that the six main pork producing states are Jalisco (265,217 tonnes), Sonora (234,639 tonnes), Puebla (166,947 tonnes), Yucatan (135,442 tonnes), Veracruz (122,329 tonnes) and Guanajuato (110,489 tonnes).
The SIAP's data show that the national inventory includes more than 1.7 million pig heads and that the consumption per capita is 16.3 kg.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.