Mexico poultry, pork exports up in 2011
Total meat exports grow 41 percent over 2010 numbers
Mexico's poultry, pork, beef and other meat exports were up 41 percent in 2011, reaching 210,325 tons of meat worth $937 million, according to the country's Agriculture Secretariat. Mexico exported 149,136 tons of meat in 2010.
Poultry exports totaled $16 million, pork exports totaled $323 million, beef exports came in at $532 million, sales of other types of meat totaled $34 million and sales of meat byproducts totaled $32 million, according to the secretariat's data. Japan was the top buyer of Mexican meat in 2011, importing 78,292 tons. The U.S. came in second with 66,463 tons; Russia was third with 28,541 tons; and South Korea was fourth with 16,217 tons, said the secretariat. Angola, Benin, Ghana, Kazakhstan and Nigeria were also notable importers.