World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Mexico – a World Leader in Agro-Exports

EMBASSY OF MEXICO
Wellington, New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE – for immediate release

23 February 2015


Mexico – a World Leader in Agro-Exports

In 2014, Mexican agri-food exports (including the agricultural, livestock, fisheries and industrial sectors) were valued at more than a record 25 and a half billion US dollars.

The main exports were beer, tomatoes, avocados, tequila, peppers, beef, raspberries and blackberries.

Other Mexican agricultural products welcomed all over the globe are honey (worth 147 million US dollars in 2014); avocados, of which Mexico is the world’s largest producer and exporter; limes (14 per cent of the world’s limes come from Mexico) and of course, green chillies, where again Mexican exports lead the world.

Mexican food products are present in more than 150 countries on five continents, due to their excellent quality and the careful and highly sophisticated processes used for their cultivation, preservation and transportation. In addition, Mexico’s network of trade agreements means that the most demanding palates can enjoy Mexican raspberries in Tokyo, agave nectar in Riyadh or a spicy guacamole in Berlin.
Mexican agricultural products in the New Zealand market include mangoes, table grapes, bananas and agave derivatives.

For some years, compliance with strict New Zealand bio-sanitary protocols has been carefully evaluated by the Governments of Mexico and New Zealand, with a view to allowing this country’s consumers to put more high quality Mexican agricultural products on their tables.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


UN News: Rare Coral Reef Discovered Near Tahiti Is ‘Like A Work Of Art’, Says Diver
One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three kilometres, at depths of between 30 and 65 metres... More>>


Tonga Eruption: At Least 3 Dead, Amid Severe Destruction
At least three people have died in Tonga following the massive volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami wave that hit over the weekend. Homes and other buildings across the archipelago have suffered major damage... More>>

Save The Children: Tonga Volcano Ash And Smoke Cause Concern For Air And Water Safety
Families in Tonga are at risk of exposure to unsafe air and water due to ash and smoke from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano that erupted on Saturday, reports Save the Children...
More>>



Ethiopia: UN Chief Lauds ‘Demonstrable Effort To Make Peace’

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa... More>>


Tigray: Agencies Suspend Aid As ‘Scores’ Are Killed Due To Airstrikes
Recent airstrikes on camps for internally displaced persons and refugees in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, have reportedly killed scores of civilians, including children, and left many more injured... More>>


UN News: For 25th Year In A Row, Greenland Ice Sheet Shrinks

2021 marked the 25th year in a row in which the key Greenland ice sheet lost more mass during the melting season, than it gained during the winter, according to a new UN-endorsed report issued on Friday... More>>