Mexico is targeting two Asian countries as export markets for red meat
Mexico looks to gain access to two new Asian markets as the African swine fever is devastating pig herds across the continent. Vietnam and the Philippines are the targeted markets for Mexican pork and beef, according to an announcement made by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Mexican officials have also informed that Vietnam has expressed interest in scheduling packing-plants inspection by its technicians in the coming months. Currently, the main markets for Mexican pork are Japan, China and Canada, followed by the US and South Korea.
Supported by strong global demand, pig production has expanded by 6%, according to a Global Market report from Genesus. Another increase of 7% is projected for this year. "For 2019, it was projected a 30% increase in exports vs. year-ago levels. In 2020, we expect another 12% increase in exports from Mexico on the back of continued strength in exports to China and Japan", commented Fernando Ortiz-Hermida, Genesus' Ibero-American Business Manager. Meantime, Mexico wants to diversify the products shipped to China by adding pork offal in its offer.
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