Growth of Banana Production in Mexico


According to the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) of Mexico, the country's banana sales to the USA and Canada accounted for 74.3%, 15.6%, and 0.2%, respectively, from 2018 to 2022.

Mexico's banana exports to Japan increased by 24.9%. The two main trading partners followed it in the North American region, where the expansion of the trade agreement came into effect on July 1, 2020. Canada has 4.5%, and the United States has 3.3%.

The federal agency reported that an average of 2.4 million tons of bananas were produced in these five years, with an average annual growth rate of 2.4% at the national level.

This production includes criollo, Dominico, dwarf giant, organic dwarf giant, macho, apple, purple, pear, tabasco, Thai, and Valery.

The Agri-food and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP) data showed that Chiapas is the leading national banana producer, contributing 686 thousand tons (28.1% of the total national crop). Suchiate, with 28.4%; Tapachula, with 13.8%; and Mazatán, with 10.8%, were the Chiapas municipalities that registered the highest production from 2018 to 2022.

Tabasco was the second national producer, with 609 thousand tons (24.9%), followed by Teapa, which reported 75.3%, Tacotalpa, 6.9%, and Cunduacán, 6.8%.

Veracruz occupied the third place with 315 thousand tons (12.9% of the total) of the fruit, maintaining an average annual growth rate of 4.4%. San Rafael, Atzalan, and Tlapacoyan, with 27.1%, 21%, and 12.5%, respectively, were the Veracruz municipalities with the highest cultivation obtained during that period.