- New Mexico spends $5 billion on food per year that is eaten in
New Mexico. Because no agency tracks cash receipts for imported food and
food products, estimates for imported food vary from $3 to 4.8 billion.
In short, 97% of the actual food (by volume, weight) is estimated to be
imports from outside the State.
- About 12% ($385 million) of all
agricultural cash receipts come from global trade, but it could be more
because any food or food product leaving the State has an unknown
destination. Of the 12%, about 25% of the trade is with Mexico and
Canada, the NAFTA trade partners.
- From a cash point of view,
about 87% of agricultural production enters the domestic (out-of-state)
markets. Only about one to two percent of food trading occurs within the
Local Foodshed and State.
- New Mexico’s cash receipts (2007) from farming totaled almost $3.1 billion. World exports (2008) estimated at $385 million.
- New Mexico top exports are: Processed foods ($111,058,976); Crops ($38,143,000); Animal production ($7,313,000).
- About 25% of all New Mexico exports are to Mexico and Canada (NAFTA).
Mexico-to-NAFTA: $727,626,390 for all kinds of exports. Processed
Foods: $60,602,000; Crop Production: $11,621,000; Animal Production:
- Major world exports: tree nuts, dairy, wheat and wheat products, grain and grain products.
- Consistent trade partners: Japan, China, UK, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Israel
- Frequent trade partners: Germany, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Spain, Denmark, Italy
trade partners: South Korea, Pakistan, Turkey, Venezuela, Vietnam,
Central America, Yemen, Peru, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Trinidad/Tobago
Mexico exports in its top six commodity groups to the top six importing
nations (China, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada, Philippines, Japan) include
only one agricultural product: food industry residues and waste which
go to the Philippines to prepare animal food ($97,000). Dairy products
were the eighth largest money earner in exports for New Mexico
($19,610,644, 2007); then sugar and sugar confectionery ($16,106,684);
and fertilizers ($11,215,233).
- New Mexico’s 90-acre Santa Teresa
port of entry can house about 30,000 cattle on an average day. The most
modern of the nation’s cattle ports of entry, Santa Teresa handles
about a quarter of the cattle that enter the United States from Mexico,
some 250,000 feeder animals. The Santa Teresa port of entry is in
reality two facilities: San Jerónimo on the Mexican side receives cattle
trucked from the northern states of Mexico, where they are inspected,
tested and dipped; then moved across the border to Santa Teresa, where
they’re sold and shipped.
Export Data by Crop
|Rice||Feed Grains &
Seeds & Oil
|Live Animals &
Oils & Greases