The total foreign sales rise to 49.7 million liters
2 / 06 / 2017
Despite warnings from US President Donald Trump about not receive Mexican products, Mexico's emblematic beverage grew its exports to the United States by 3.6% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period from the previous year.

According to statistics from the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT), between January and March 2016, Mexico exported 39.3 million liters of the beverage to the United States, while in the first three months of this year, with Donald Trump in the presidency, foreign sales of tequila to the neighboring country amount to 40.7 million liters; that is, 1.4 million liters more than the previous year.

Comparing the first quarter of recent years, the 3.6% increase in sales to the US economy meant the worst result since 2014.

According to figures from the CRT, in the first three months of the year, total exports of the traditional beverage amount to 49.9 million liters, which means that the United States accounted for 81.6% of the international tequila market in the first quarter of 2017, the main and most important destination for the distillate abroad.

And China, which according to industry projections, would become the second most important market for Tequila exports with shipments for 10 million liters per year from 2018, still can not take off.

In the first three months of this year, Mexico sold only 152,451 liters of the distillate to the Asian giant, representing 0.3% of total exports in the reference period.