Guadalajara, Mexico - Last year, Jalisco positioned itself as one of Mexico's most important states for the production and exportation of honey. According to a preliminary report by the federal Ministry of Agriculture, from January to November 2020, international sales of honey reached 26,077 tons, equivalent to $65,373,000 dollars.
With this data, Mexico ranks as the third largest exporter of the product, which stands out for its quality and flavor, and in addition to Jalisco, where 5,703 tons were produced, the states of Yucatán, Campeche, Veracruz and Chiapas closed 2020 with good numbers.
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The Ministry of Agriculture's report adds that the national production between January and November of 2020 was 47.7 thousand tons, with Germany being the main buyer nation of Mexican honey with sales at $30,630,000 dollars, which is equivalent to 46% of Mexico's total exports.
They are followed in importance by the United States, with sales of $8,937,000 dollars; The United Kingdom, with $4,698,000 dollars and Saudi Arabia, with $4,197,000 dollars, an increase of 121% in the value of Mexican honey exports compared to the same period of the previous year.
Other countries that registered increases in the demand for the product were Belgium, with growth of 89.5%, Japan with 146% and Colombia with 465%.
Original article, published by El Occidental, translated and edited by Luis Antonio for BanderasNews.com.