Mexico: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Mexican fresh deciduous fruit production faces challenges in marketing year (MY) 2020/21 due to adverse weather. Apple production is expected to decrease 11 percent compared to the previous MY, with grape production also forecast to decrease due to frost damage. Mexican pear production is expected down for the third consecutive year, mainly due to poor returns and a lack of investment and support for the sector. Apple imports from the United States are down from strong levels in the previous MY, mainly due to high carry-over supplies and high prices. Mexico is a price sensitive fruit consumer, and the consumption of apples, pears, and grapes is typically skewed toward consumers with medium to high-income levels. While sources indicate consumer behavior has shifted to consumption of more fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing economic and purchase-power instability may depress fruit consumption in the following months.

Mexico: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual