Mexican fruit and vegetable exports grew 13.3% in the first four months of the year
In the first four months of 2021, Mexican fruit and vegetable exports increased 13.3% in volume and 13.5% in value compared to the same period of the previous year.
Mexican fruit exports increased by 12.9% and their trade value by 15.2% between January and April. According to data prepared by the Group of Consultants on Agricultural Markets (GCMA) on the basis of SAT figures, the fruits which registered an increase in their export volume were grapefruit (+ 47.8%), mango ( + 30.3%), papaya (+ 27.7%), avocado (+ 26.2%), strawberry (+ 16.3%) and banana (+ 12%).
Likewise, there was an increase in the economic value of lemon (+ 59.3%), mango (+ 57.8%), grapefruit (+ 30%), strawberry (+ 24.8%) %), papaya (+ 23.9%), berries (+ 18%) and avocado (+ 10.2%), mainly.
The fruits that registered the largest decline in export volume were nuts (-45.7%), lemon (-7.6%) and berries (-5.8%).
The volume of vegetable exports in the first four months of the year increased by 13.5%, and their value by 10.2%.
The GCMA said broccoli exports fell 5.2% in volume and 3% in value. The value of green tomatoes fell by 21.5%.
The vegetables which recorded the highest volume of exports were lettuce (+ 61.7%), peppers (+ 27.2%), asparagus (+ 24.4%), onion (+ 21, 1%), cauliflower (+ 16%), green tomato (+ 15.7%). %), red tomato (+ 14.3%) and zucchini (+ 7.9%).
The vegetables which recorded an increase in their value are asparagus (+ 30.9%), cauliflower (+ 19.1%), onion (+ 17.4%), watermelon (+ 17, 3%)), peppers (+ 12.8%) and red tomatoes (+ 8.7%), among others.