Tequila production increases 11.4% from January through August
Tequila industry continues to break records in Mexico and will close this year with record figures in both production and export, according to the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT for its acronym in Spanish).
In a statement, the CRT noted that tequila production reached its highest level in 23 years and reported a growth of 11.4% from January to August 2018, compared with the same period in 2017.
In 2018, the 155 certified tequila producing companies achieved the highest production figure so far this year with 214 million liters of high quality tequila produced, verified and certified by the CRT.
Of the total production in the first eight months of this year, 112 million liters correspond to 100% agave tequila and 102 million liters of regular tequila.
The verification and quality certification of tequila via CRT has allowed the spirit to enter new markets and increase shipments to other countries. Therefore, in terms of exports, there is an increase of 8.9% compared to the same period last year, at 151.4 million liters sent to more than 120 countries.
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– Bacardi acquires Tequila Patrón for US$ 5.1 billion
– Tequila exports on the rise in 2017 for eighth year in a row