Mexico, eighth world exporter of blueberries, mostly blue
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Published Dec 5, 2023
Mexico has become the eighth largest global exporter of fresh blueberries, with sales overseas reaching $490 million. The United States is the main destination for Mexican blueberry exports, making up 94.9% of the market. Mexico has specialized in blueberry production due to favorable climatic conditions, with Jalisco and Michoacán being the leading producers in the country.
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Mexico became the eighth world exporter of fresh blueberries during the last four years, with sales abroad worth 490 million dollars and an average annual growth rate of 15.5%, highlighted the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. . The federal agency indicated that the United States was the main destination for Mexican exports of the fruit, with a participation of 94.9% and an average annual growth rate of 16.1%. According to figures from the Agri-Food and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), Japan was the second consuming nation of this fruit, with 2.2% and an average annual growth rate of 2.4%, and in third place was placed Canada, with 0.6% and an average annual growth rate of 2.4%, he noted. He stressed that Mexico has specialized in the production and foreign trade of mostly blueberries, due to the great variety of climates and existing conditions that foster better development and greater production in different entities. In contrast, he indicated, imports in the ...