MEXICO CITY - Mexico is seeking to increase its agricultural exports to China, where its avocado and berries have found a niche.
Mexican avocado and berries such as cranberries, raspberries and
blackberries are selling briskly in China though they are relatively
"We started out with one or two containers, and today we have more
than 2,000 containers of avocado shipped to China a year," Mario
Andrade, vice president for foreign trade at the National Agricultural
Council, said. "I expect that in the near future, China will become a
leading consumer of Mexican berries."
Figures released by the Mexican Agriculture Ministry in February
showed that Mexico's food, beverage and agricultural exports to China
expanded by a whopping 54 percent in 2017 to reach $321 million.
Mexico's top export to China last year was beer, which brought in
some $110 million, followed by fishmeal ($55 million). Avocado took
third place, generating $31.2 million in revenue.
Trade representatives are now seeking to market infant milk
formula."China is a great consumer, especially of dairy (products), and
there is a large market for infant formulas," Andrade said.