Dried distillers grains, high fructose corn syrup and soybean meal were all relatively recent introductions to the Mexico market, according to the report.
“Exports of these products, which include soft wheat and rice, grew more than 500 percent since 2000. In total, 14 product categories are covered in this report in various degrees of detail based upon the availability of data,” Rosson said.
The report stated rail was the main mode of transport for U.S. grains, oilseeds and products entering Mexico, accounting for 14.8 metric tons. The border town of Nuevo Progresoin Tamaulipas was noted as the only major port of entry without rail access.
Seaports are the second most dominant mode of entry for U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico and account for 8.11 million metric tons, according to the report. Approximately 42 percent of these imports leave the seaport area via rail, while at least 17 percent leave via truck.
The research study is available at http://cnas.tamu.edu/ . A blog post is also available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website at http://1.usa.gov/1mlfp7v .