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Mexico produces 1 out of Every 50 Tons of Onions Consumed in the World

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Onion is the third most cultivated vegetable in the country. Onions account for 9.3% of all the vegetables produced in the country and, in 2020, the country produced 1,499,740 tons of onions, i.e. 1 out of every 50 tons of onions consumed in the world, stated the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader).

Mexican sweet onions begin crossing the border in South Texas in March.

The federal agency highlighted that, in 2020, Chihuahua produced 21.6% of all the country’s onions, and that state’s onion sales amounted to nearly 2,881 million pesos.

It was followed by Guanajuato with a production of 210,255 tons, Zacatecas with 182,212 tons, Tamaulipas with 134,962 tons, Baja California with 103,603 tons, and Puebla with 94,157 tons of onions.

The country will produce nearly 1,432,922 tons of onions in 2021, according to estimates from the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP).

Exports increase
Between January and August of this year, Mexican fresh or chilled onion and garlic exports grew by 6.8% over the same period of the previous year, totaling 347 million dollars.

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Produce Shipping Update: Mexican Mango Exports to U.S.; Texas Onion Shipments

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DSCN9017Mexican mango exports to the U.S. are picking up as the second half of the season should be much better than the first half.  Meanwhile, as South Texas onion shipments finish up, a new crop is expected to start a little further to the north.

Mexico is the fifth-largest producer mangos worldwide, and is the largest single exporter of fresh mangoes.   About 35 percent of Mexico’s mango production is exported, with 90 percent going to the U.S. In total, Mexico produces an estimated 1.6 million tons of mango each year.

Mexican mango exports are recovering from an initial drought that affected the start of the shipping season.  However, during the second half of the 2017 season, industry figures are forecasting an upturn in total production and are comparing it to 2016.  Mexican mango exports to the U.S. are picking up after lower volumes during February and March and are expected to overtake last year’s figures.

Guatemala, which is nearing the end of its export window, has also experienced a similar season to Mexico.  However, Guatemala certainly benefitted from the slow season start of Mexico, which helped its exports to the U.S.  Guatemala has also enjoyed a positive mango export season, with final production volumes expected to total 25 to 30 percent more than last year. Up until the week of March 27, the country had harvested 653,780 boxes, and the total at the season’s close in late May is expected to reach more than 5 million boxes.  About 90 percent of Guatemala’s mango exports go the U.S.

Texas Onion Shipments

Mexican onions are finished, while sweet onions off of Lower Rio Grande Farms are quickly finishing, with the last loads expected the week of April 24th.  Meanwhile, a few more Texas 1015 sweet onions are about to start out of the Winter Garden District, just south of San Antonio.   For example, Southwest Onions of  Mission, TX will starting harvesting from the Winter Garden area around  May 1-5.  The company should continue shipping until the first week of June.

Mexican tropical fruits and vegetables crossing through South Texas –  grossing about $2800 to Chicago; $4400 to New York City.



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