Mexico produces twice as many fruits and vegetables

Fruit and vegetable production in Mexico has doubled since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force in 1994.

“Mexico has climatic advantages that allow it to produce fruit and vegetables all year round and with the increase (in demand) in the United States, the sector has invested in technology and greenhouses,” explained Juan Carlos Anaya, director of Grupo Consultor de Mercados Agricolas.

Mexico went from producing 19 million tons of fruit and vegetables annually in 1994 to 37 million tons last year.