Worldwide yield is increasing from 15 M MT (2008) to 18.5M MT (2018)
China accounts for 49.5% of total world production.
Production & Export
Annual growth of 4.82%.
Roughly (30-40%) 1,040,000 tons are allotted for export
Individual grower average production: 3 tons/ha - max 54 tons/ha (2019)
Mexico has a 23.9% share in world export (2020)
Increasing yield from 1.8 kg/m2 (2019) to 12.3 kg /m2 (2020)
Exported 23.9% of the world’s total export volume. Displacing Spain as the top exporter of hot chili worldwide (22%) (2020).
The USA is basically the biggest and, in 2020, the only importer of Mexican Chili pepper.
Ironically, the biggest competitor in the US market are US producers and, more recently, South American exporters (Dominican Rep. Colombia)
The development of agro-industrial technology increased production 3 folds in the last 2 years.