Mexico's agricultural, fishing exports up 10% year-over-year in July to US$567M, National Statistics Institute says; tomato exports up 21%, fish and mollusks jump 67%
August 24, 2011
– In July, the value of agricultural and fishing exports in Mexico were up 10% year-over-year to US$567 million, the National Statistics Institute said Aug. 24, Dow Jones Newswires reported the same day.
Through July, Mexico’s total export value is up 19% to $6.6 billion.
Exports of tomatoes saw one of the largest increases from last year at 21%, while fish and mollusks surged 67% year-over-year.
During the January-July period, the value of food exports including processed foods were up 26% to $13.6 billion, according to an estimate by the country’s Agriculture Ministry.
By the end of the year, agriculture officials are conservatively estimating export values to be at least $20 billion, according to Ernesto Fernandez Arias, deputy minister of the Agriculture Ministry’s agricultural business aid unit.
The primary source of this article is Dow Jones Newswires, New York, New York, on Aug. 24, 2011.