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Mexico corn imports inching back up

Corn 01This morning we launched our day like your average cube monkey — hit the coffee nook for some Joe, busted out a glazed donut (one of them cake jobbies, uh huh), checked the sports scores, and pulled up the latest figures on corn imports.  As a kid we used to think of “corn” as elotes, or corn on the cob.  Working in trade, however, we soon came to learn that the vast majority of corn imported and exported is used as a raw material in the production of animal feed or other food or industrial products.  Looking at data from the Economy Ministry (Secretaría de Economía, or SE) on corn imports into Mexico, we noticed that after a strong surge early in the decade, imports dived in 2013 (see chart below).  We’re not sure what caused the precipitous dip, but we’ll be sure to look into that over an upcoming donut.  In any case, we can see that even though 2015 imports exceeded the previous year by only a small margin, the trend does appear to be on the rise. Continue reading Mexico corn imports inching back up