Exports from Sonora’s produce have peaked at US$1.7 billion over the first six months of 2016, whereas last year, the total was US$1.9 billion, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) in the State.
The authorities of the sector are keeping a positive outlook, as the expected total sales might exceed the sales records from 2015, closing this year. As far as the volume of the agricultural production exported from January to June during 2016, it is almost 2% larger than the total exports from 2015 and a further increase is expected, with the ongoing commercialization process in the international markets. The main export products from the State are: wheat, grapes, zucchini, watermelon, different varieties of pepper, cucumber and tomato. The main countries that receive these shipments are the U.S. (with 80%), Venezuela, Italy and some North African countries.