Mexico - Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual
Apple production in Mexico for MY 2012/13 (August/July) is forecast at 430,000 metric tons (MT), a 30 percent reduction compared to last marketing year as a result of dry weather in the main production states. Total pear production is forecast at 25,300 MT for MY 2012/13 (July/June) - a marginal increase from MY 2011/12. Total Mexican table grape production for MY 2012/13 (May/April) is forecast to reach 215,000 MT, higher compared to MY 2011/12 production as cold hours and temperature were good during the growing season. Imports and exports are also expected to be up slightly. The United States remains the major supplier of deciduous fruits to Mexico. Retaliatory duties imposed on U.S. deciduous fruit were removed on October 21, 2011, which resulted in demand growth for these commodities.