Food exports grow 5.8%

By the end of September 2015, exports of agricultural products (including agriculture, livestock, fisheries and agro-industry) totaled 20 thousand 324 million dollars, an increase of 5.8% annual rate. Based on information from the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), agricultural imports declined about two billion dollars, going from 21 thousand to 19 thousand 207 million dollars, a decrement of 9.2% from the accumulated of the third quarter. With this, Mexico has a surplus in the food trade balance in the period January to September 2015 a thousand 117 million dollars.

SAGARPA said that agricultural exports (agriculture, livestock and fisheries) reached 9 thousand 747 million dollars, an increase of 8.8 % over the period from January to September 2014. International sales of agro-industrial goods totaled 10 000 577 million dollars, which represents a growth of 3.1% in annual terms. According to the General Coordination of International Affairs of the SAGARPA, exports are accounted for: vegetables, plants and tubers; edible fruit and nuts; beverages; sugars and sugar confectionery; cereal preparations or milk; meat, and fruit and vegetable preparations, etc.

Source: MéxicoXport