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Mexican Agricultural and Food Export Competitiveness

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  • Malaga, Jaime E.
  • Williams, Gary W.
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    This report analyzes the export performance of the Mexican agricultural and food sector in recent years with a particular emphasis on the changing competitiveness of those exports in the U.S. and world markets. The report includes an examination of the general trends in Mexican agricultural and food exports, an analysis of the international competitiveness of the major subgroups of Mexican agriculture based on the Revealed Comparative Advantage methodology, an assessment of the competitiveness of Mexican exports of specific agricultural and food products to the United States, a consideration of the effectiveness of Mexico’s agricultural and food export market diversification efforts, a discussion of the main factors likely to affect the long-term competitiveness of Mexican agriculture, and policy recommendations for enhancing the competitiveness of Mexican agricultural and food exports.

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    Paper provided by Texas A&M University, Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center in its series Reports with number 90778.

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    Date of creation: Feb 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:tamagr:90778

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    Keywords: Mexican; Exports; Food Export; Mexican Food; Competitiveness; International Development; International Relations/Trade;

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