Mexican guava consumption rises in key U.S. cities

January 26 , 2012

The Mexican guava industry managed to increase its shipments to a group of key U.S. cities by 22% between 2010 and 2011.

The Mexican Association of Guava Growers and Packer Exporters (PEGUAM) says during the period around 1,000 more metric tons (MT) of the fruit was shipped to cities in the states of Texas, California, Illinois, New York and Georgia.

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development and Fishing (SAGARPA) general coordinator of trade promotion Gabriel Padilla Maya, said 4,042MT of the fruit was traded in these cities.

He added that the original aim was to reach 3,675MT.

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