(Agraria.pe) Mexico is currently the main exporter of fresh peppers in the world with a global share of 29%, and its exports continue to grow. In the period between January and November 2021, the value of fresh pepper exports from Mexico totaled US$1,366 million, registering an increase of 5.4% compared to similar months of the previous year. The United States is its main destination market, followed by Canada and the United Kingdom. Between 2016 and 2020, Mexico annually sold an average of 1,047 million tons of pepper to the United States, while it sent 6,300 tons to Canada and 1,500 tons to the United Kingdom. In the analyzed period, an average of 3.3 million tons of chilies and peppers were produced per year in Mexico, with an average annual growth rate of 0.3%. The main national producer was Chihuahua, with a 23.6% share. Almost 50% of the pepper production in the country is carried out under ...
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