Mexico: Dairy and Products Annual
Fluid milk production in Mexico continues its steady growth as it works to supply its processing sectors, particular its ever-growing cheese production. However, the lack of high quality and value added ingredients constrains the growth of its processing industries, requiring Mexican processors to turn to imports to fill the gap between demand and production. U.S. cheese exports declined after Mexico imposed retaliatory tariffs against some U.S. agricultural products in July, although the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico agreement brings welcome stability back to the market. Mexico’s new President has promised multiple poverty alleviation programs, some of which aim to increase milk production through guaranteed prices and larger government purchases.