The puzzle of agricultural imports: Why does Mexico import more but spend less?

Grains, Cereal & Legumes
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 16, 2024

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In the first two months of 2024, Mexico's imports of grains and oilseeds fell in value by 11.5% to $2,833 million despite a 12.8% increase in volume, reaching 7.8 million tons. Corn imports saw the most significant volume growth at 14.6%, reaching 4.03 million tons, but their value dropped by 21%, with the U.S. being the main supplier. Brazil's corn shipments to Mexico plummeted by 95%. Soybean imports increased by 13.6% in volume but decreased slightly in value by 2.3%. Wheat imports declined both in volume, by 1.6%, and in value, by 26%, compared to the same period in the previous year.
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According to figures from the Agricultural Market Consulting Group (GCMA), during the first two months of 2024, Mexican imports of grains and oilseeds accumulated a total value of 2,833 million dollars, which was 11.5% lower compared to the year-on-year comparison. This occurred even though in terms of volume, the behavior was opposite, with a growth in foreign purchases of 12.8% over what was registered during the same period last year, totaling 7.8 million tons. YOU MAY BE INTERESTED: The climate crisis and the lack of public policies in Mexico would hit agri-food production this year Greater purchases to satisfy Mexican demand The item that presented the greatest increase was corn, with 4.03 mt., an amount that was 14.6% higher than that registered during the same period of 2023; Its value presented a reduction of 21%, to 931.6 million dollars. In this section, yellow grain had a majority participation, with 3.9 mt., coming mainly from the United States, which increased ...
Source: Ganaderia
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