Mexican strawberries shined on export market in 2012
Food and Competitiveness Undersecretary Ricardo Aguilar Castillo commented specifically on the first trimester of 2012, which recorded 52% export volume growth at 127,000 tons (MT).
The overall agricultural year produced 340,000 MT, up from 229,000 in 2011. At the current level, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ranks Mexico sixth for world strawberry production.
Growth has been attributed to good agricultural practices and smart use of technology.
Main importers of Mexican strawberries include the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Belize and the United Kingdom.