Mexico ranks first in chili pepper export

Published: 2019-09-24
Mexico ranks first in chili pepper export

MEXICO – According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sagarpa), Mexico is the world’s number one exporter of chili peppers and peppers, with 29.71% of its total production destined for the international market.

Currently, the main destination of these products is the United States, since Mexican imports for chili peppers to that country are 77.99%, followed by Canada with 55.45% and Guatemala with 52.25%.

According to the National Agricultural Planning of Sagarpa, it is estimated that for the 2016-2030 period, the accumulated growth in production is 61.40%, while for exports in millions of tons it is 139.66%.

It should be noted that during the 2012-2017 period, the production of green chili increased at an average annual rate of 6.7%, with Chihuahua being the entity with the highest productivity with an economic value of US$321 million for its sale, which represents 21.4% of the national production of the fruit.

Source: Milenio