Strawberry exports from Mexico grew 24.8 percent in the period from January to April 2021, at an annual rate, reaching $662 million dollars.
According to data from the Agricultural Markets Consultant Group, Mexican fruit and vegetable exports increased by 13.3 percent in volume and 13.5 percent in value during the first four months of 2021.
Mexico moved ahead of Spain as the world’s leading strawberry exporter in 2020.
The new requirement for quality inspections under the Tomato Suspension Agreement was a focal point for the report. These new quality inspections, that go above and beyond national treatment of fresh tomatoes, are one way the flow of fresh produce is delayed or restricted.
Today, April 28, 2021, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled by a unanimous vote of five to zero in favor of overturning a 2017 lower court decision that prevented the Mexican federal government from implementing regulations to allow for the importation of fresh U.S. potatoes throughout the country.
As avocado demand continues to rise and retailers look forward to Cinco de Mayo and summer sales boosts, growing Mexican players in the marketplace offer additional options to meet supply.
H. E. Butt Grocery Company entered Mexico in 1997 with a store near Monterrey, and now has more than 60 locations in the country, concentrated in the northeastern states of Nuevo León, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, and Guanajuato.
With acceptable production expectations in place, blueberry harvesting has begun in northern Sinaloa.
A M King has begun construction of a south Texas distribution center for Mexico-based GAB Operations, LLC.
The Sonora Grape Growers Association (AALPUM) projects 21.5 million 18 lb. (8.2 kg) cartons to be packed and shipped between early May and mid-July, 2021.