October 09, 2017
The U.S. Dry Bean Council has released its Mexico Dry Bean Production report for the 2017 spring/summer cycle. Preliminary planting figures showed an 8.1% decline from the 5-year average and a 3.8 percent reduction from last year.
Spring/summer production is estimated at 929,800 metric tons, which is 9.5 percent above the 5-year average and 6.3 percent above 2016. The total 2017 production estimate, which includes both the spring/summer and fall/winter cycles, is 8.7 percent above average and 8.5% above last year.
Chihuahua, Durango and Guanajuato are estimated to have smaller production due to rain delays and excess humidity. San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas are pegged with larger production due to an increase in dry bean planting areas.