Mexico: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Mexican apple production is expected to rebound in marketing year (MY) 2019/20, recovering from extensive weather damage that affected supplies last MY. Mexican imports of U.S. apples are expected to return to more stable levels in MY 2019/20, following the removal of the 20 percent tariff in May 2019 that was in place for nearly a year, as a retaliatory measure against U.S. tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum. Mexican imports fell nearly 16 percent during this period in comparison to MY 2017/18, which can be attributable to both the tariff as well as tight supplies out of Washington State due to adverse weather. Mexican consumers reamin price sensitive purchasers of fruit, and with more favorable apple prices for MY 2019/20, consumption is expected to rebound, resulting in a slight decrease to pear consumption. Meanwhile, Mexican grape exports are forecast at high levels for MY 2019/20, after logistical challenges prohibited the export of supplies in MY 2018/19.

Mexico: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual