Mexico Exported 86,294 tons of Pork in 201329 May 2014
MEXICO - The National Service of Health, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA) reported that at the end of 2013, exports of pork topped 86,294 tons, which implies an increase of three per cent compared with 84,090 tons that were placed on the market during 2012.
The agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) indicated that meat from fresh and processed pork sold abroad comes from Federally Inspected Establishments (TIF) located in ten states: Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Sonora and Yucatan.
The main consumer of Mexican pork is Japan, followed by Korea and the United States.
Countries like Argentina (110.02 tons), Canada (34.33), Colombia (117), Guatemala (122.76), Venezuela (253.55) and Vietnam (212.74), also imported the Mexican pork.
Currently, Mexican pork producers can market their products in 13 countries in America, Asia and Europe.
The main exporters of pork are Sonora, with 53,923.84 tons; Yucatán, 25,003.85, and Coahuila. The State of Guanajuato exported around 102 tons in 2013 to Guatemala.
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