Agri-food exports to Japan grew 5.9%

Agri-food exports to Japan recorded growth rates of 5.99% during the third trimester of 2016, indicated the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA). This percentage represents US$778 million. In addition, there was a US$769.7 million surplus balance in this period for Mexico from the U.S. The main product exported to Japan was pork meat; it represents over 34% of the total of the main agri-food products commercialized, followed by avocado, with 18%; tuna with 10%; bovine meet 5.7%; asparagus 3.8% and pumpkin 3.7%.