January 6, 2015

Mexico consumes 3 million turkeys on Christmas, New Year’s Day

For Christmas and New Year’s Day dinners, it is estimated that Mexicans will consume a total of 3 million turkeys, 34 percent of which came from domestic production with the remaining 66 percent coming from the U.S. and Chile. Ninety-five percent of those imports came from U.S., while the remaining five percent came from Chile. Marco Parson, president of the Turkey Producers Section of the National Poultry Producers Association (UNA) of Mexico, told the newspaper El Universal that “imports of most concern to the domestic industry are whole turkey, fresh or frozen, accounting for 8 percent of total imports, which are the main competition.”  Read More

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