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Mexican Agricultural Exports up in October

29 November 2013

MEXICO - Agricultural and fisheries exports rose 10.3 per cent in October compared to the same month last year, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).

INEGI has reported that sales of agricultural and fisheries assets totalled $837 million in October.

The institute said that, based on statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), agribusiness sales rose nine per cent during January to September 2013 compared to the same period last year.

SAGARPA explained that Mexico exports food products to 170 international destinations, among which the United States, Japan, Canada, Venezuela, Guatemala, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, UK, Australia, China and Chile are more prominent.

Exports of beef (fresh and chilled) rose 2.1 per cent, live cattle rose 1.6 per cent and pork rose 1.5 per cent.

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