Mexico Sep. 21 (Notimex).- Mexico strengthened its leadership as an exporter of alcoholic beverages during the last Beverage and Distillate Business Round 2018, exceeding 20 million dollars in sales, with 29 international buyers.
“This gives us an idea of how important this agri-food subsector is in our country,” commented ProMéxico’s CEO, Paulo Carreño King, after two days of business meetings in Durango.
He noted that in that entity 110 Mexican entrepreneurs of spirits – beer, rum, wine, tequila, mezcal, sotol, tequila, pulque, root and bacanora, among others – met to promote the exports of their products, many of them with recognition of denomination of origin.
In an interview with Notimex said that the goal was achieved in this fifth edition of the meeting, as small and medium producers managed to strengthen commercial ties with a greater number of non-traditional markets.
“Not only was more terrain gained in Canada and the United States, but also in 12 countries in Europe, Europe and Asia,” through buyers from China, Indonesia, South Korea, Germany, Belgium, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
In this regard, he said that with the representatives of those nations, 800 business appointments were made during the past two days and, therefore, the expectation of 10 million dollars of sales was exceeded, that is, it doubled to the first cut done yesterday.
“We want to do that: position Mexican beverages and spirits and attract more foreign investment,” insisted Carreño King, stressing that with these products an independent sector will soon be formed.
“It is still a sub-sector of the agri-food sector, but it is destined to become a sector in itself, due to the 10 percent growth it has shown,” he argued.
It is estimated that beverage and distillate exports increased up to 17 percent from January to May 2018.
He even recalled that Mexico has managed to position itself as the number one exporter of beer worldwide, the main exporter of alcoholic beverages in Latin America and the sixth worldwide.
Only last year attracted more than 1,200 million dollars of foreign direct investment in this sector, while the Gross Domestic Producer (GDP) of the industry has doubled in the last 10 years.
more recommended stories
Yucatán’s Legislative Building lights up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In October, the month of the.
Cancun’s Nichupté and Bojórquez lagoons to be cleaned up
“A project to clean up the.
Willa is rapidly intensifying on its direct path to Mexico’s Pacific coast as an ‘extremely threatening’ Category 5 hurricane
Hurricane Willa is expected to produce.
The Importance of Renovation or Construction Contracts in Mexico
Building a new home or renovating.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will not allow illegal immigrants to enter its territory
The United States is closely following.
Man arrested in Mexico City for sexually abusing of more than 30 children
When we read about these type.
Ixi’im Restaurant: a physical and visual integration that allows transit between epochs
This place went from an abandoned.
More police presence in Playa del Carmen
The municipality of Playa del Carmen.
Atlanta GA restaurant offers Yucatan-inspired rooftop
Estrella, a Yucatan-inspired rooftop restaurant and.
Gigantic bombastic creatures take over Mexico City
On Saturday, October 20, the 12th.