Cocoa is one of Mexico’s most important and emblematic products. Its production and export play a significant role in the country’s economy, since Mexico is one of the main producers and exporters of cocoa in the world.
Cocoa is a representative product of Mexico, its historical and cultural importance is well known. The main Mexican cocoa producing states in the country are Chiapas, Tabasco and Guerrero, together they represent more than 90% of the national production.
The value of cocoa market in Mexico
The value of the cocoa market in Mexico is significant, as the country is one of the main producers and exporters of cocoa in the world. It has been calculated, according to data from the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP, for its acronym in Spanish), that in 2021, for example, more than 28,000 tons of cocoa beans were produced in Mexico, which represented a production value of more than 1.3 billion Mexican pesos. Added to this are cocoa exports, which in the same year reached an amount of more than 5,000 tons, which meant earnings of more than 125 million dollars.
The main destinations to which Mexican cocoa was exported were the United States, Canada, Germany and France. In addition to these countries, Mexico also exports cocoa to other international destinations, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, among others
The quality of Mexican cocoa on the international market
Mexican cocoa is highly valued in the international market for its flavor and quality. It is used in the production of various chocolate and confectionery products around the world. In short, this crop contributes significantly to satiating palates all over the earth.
Cocoa is an emblematic product of Mexico. Its economic importance, both in terms of production and exports, is indisputable. In addition, the value that Mexican cocoa brings to the world chocolate market is elemental. Mexico has a rich tradition in cocoa and chocolate production and will continue to be a key player in the production of this rich product.