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Mexican agrifood exports increase 5% in first half

According to a preliminary report from SAGARPA sales reached 13 thousand 463 million dollars in the first six months of the year.

The products with high international market value include: malt beer, fresh or chilled tomatoes, avocado, bell peppers (and other peppers), tequila, sugar, fresh raspberry, baked goods and vegetables.

The main destinations were the United States, Japan, Canada, Guatemala, Venezuela, Algeria, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, China, Italy, Costa Rica, Chile, Australia, Colombia and El Salvador.

Agrifood exports from Mexico (includes agricultural and agroindustrial subsectors) increased five percent for the first half of 2014 compared with the same period of the prior year, reflecting increased competitiveness.

According to a preliminary report by the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), agrifood exports from Mexico reached 13 thousand 463 million dollars in the first six months of the year.

In its YTD (January-June), it was reported that the agricultural goods were marketed overseas wich was worth six thousand 813 million dollars, which represents an increase of 6.5 percent compared with the same period last year .

Regarding the agribusiness segment, six thousand 650 million were exported, reflecting an increase of four percent, compared to the first half of 2013.

The largest increases were recorded in cattle, citrus, fish and shellfish, avocado, honey, fresh vegetables and fruits and edible fruits.

Source: www.mexicultura.com

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