16% increase in Mexico-U.S. agri-food trade in the first half of 2022

From Fresh Fruit Portal | 23 August 2022

Overview of avocados, grapes an berries from Mexico in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on August 23, 2022. 

From January to June of this year, total agri-food trade between Mexico and the United States increased by 16 percent compared to the same period in 2021, totaling $37.64 billion, Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development informed.

The federal agency highlighted that the value of exports of Mexican agri-food products increased by 18 percent and imports increased by 13 percent during the time period in question.

Thus, there was a surplus balance for Mexico of $10.1 billion, which meant an increase of 24 percent with regards to the surplus recorded during the same period in 2021.

Agriculture indicated that during the first half of 2022, the value of total Mexican agri-food exports to the United States amounted to close to $24 billion.

It also explained that the main agri-food export products were fruits, alcoholic beverages and vinegars, as well as vegetables, which accounted for 27, 24 and 20 percent respectively, of Mexico’s agri-food sales to the neighboring country.

The main export products were beer, with a value of $2.67 billion, followed by tequila, $2.52 billion, and avocado, $1.73 billion.

The sales of tomatoes, berries (raspberries and blackberries), peppers, strawberries, boneless beef, grapes and sweet bread together represented 53 percent of the total value of the country’s exports to the U.S. market.

Grape and Berry Volumes by History in the US | From Mexico


Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Agriculture highlighted that during this period, tequila exports increased by 55 percent; boneless beef, 28 percent, avocado, 27 percent and sweet bread, 27 percent.

avocado volumes by origi 2

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

During this period, the main import products were cereals, seeds and oilseeds, and meat and edible meat offal, which accounted for 27, 14 and 13 percent respectively, of Mexican agrifood purchases from the United States.

El valor total de los principales productos de importación provenientes de Estados Unidos ascendió a 13 mil 769 millones de dólares.

The total value of the main import products from the United States amounted to $13.77 billion.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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