Mexico, the world’s number one chili exporter

MEXICO According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sagarpa), Mexico is the world’s number one exporter of chili peppers and peppers, with 29.71% of its total production destined for the international market.

Currently, the main destination of these products is the United States since Mexican chili imports for that country are 77.99%, followed by Canada with 55.45% and Guatemala with 52.25%.

According to the National Agricultural Planning of Sagarpa, it is estimated that the 2016-2030 period will record a 61.40% accumulated growth in chili production while chili exports will register a 139.66% accumulated growth.

It should be noted that during the 2012-2017 period, the production of green chili increased at an annual average rate of 6.7%, being Chihuahua the entity with the highest productivity registering an economic value of US$321 million for chili sales, which represents 21.4% of the national production of said product.

Source: Milenio