Mexico City, May 18, 2015.- Cattle exports, mainly meat products, increased 40% in 2014 over the previous year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).
Based on information from the Agricultural Information Service and Pesquera (SIAP), they said, they were sold abroad 942 million last $ 348,000, up year by about $ 300 million as reported in 2013.
He said that the main destinations of exports of cattle from Mexico were the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, Vietnam, Panama, Angola, Chile, Cuba and South Korea, among others.
To preliminary data, in March 2015, international sales of bovine reached 291.3 million dollars, representing an increase of 55% compared with that reported in the same period last year, when revenues were obtained by 187.8 million dollars .
Regarding the pig sector, it reported that during 2014 were obtained 436.9 million dollars, similar to what was achieved in 2013, while the first quarter of this year, with preliminary data, sales totaled 98.6 million dollars.
This growth as a whole, he said, was due to a greater dynamism of the livestock industry in the country as well as the recognized health status with that Mexico, which makes the country attractive in international markets.
He noted that nationally, based on statistics of SIAP, the bovine meat production is one million 800 thousand tons, with an estimated commercial value by more than 74 billion pesos.
“The total value of livestock production in the country (including cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, honey and milk, among others), is around 323 thousand 433 million pesos,” he added in a statement.
SAGARPA said that in recent years, Mexico has consolidated internationally as the second largest exporter of live cattle and sixth largest producer of beef in the world.
Among recent contributions to strengthen the cattle activity, is the approval of the Mexican Official Standard NOM-001 / SAG / GAN-2015, announced by President Enrique Peña Nieto, and the holder of SAGARPA, Enrique Martínez y Martínez, during LXXIX Ordinary National Assembly of the National Confederation of Livestock Organizations (CNOG).
The federal agency explained that this new standard will give greater certainty to Mexican cattle traceability, increasing its added value and competitiveness in the world market.
He reported that the livestock sector in general, according to data of SIAP, grew 23% in exports during 2014, compared with the previous year.
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