Mexico: tequila export volume 2019, by country

In 2019, the United States was the leading recipient of Mexico’s tequila exports. In that year, the U.S. imported more than 204 million liters of tequila from the country, more than 40 times the value imported by Germany, Mexico’s second most important tequila export partner.

What is tequila?

Tequila is a distilled spirit made from the blue agave plant. The beverage takes its name from the city of Tequila in Mexico, the area around which the drink is mainly produced. Recognized as one of the most representative Mexican beverages, sales of this traditional drink in its country of origin attained a value close to 40 billion Mexican pesos in 2018.

Tequila consumption in the United States

In recent years, sales of tequila have been increasing in volume in the United States, with California being the state with the highest consumption, and with Jose Cuervo as the top-selling brand. In fact, in 2018, a total of 3.7 million 9-liter cases of tequila Jose Cuervo were sold in the North American country.

Leading countries of destination of tequila exports from Mexico in 2019

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Mexico

Survey time period

2019

Special properties

40 percent of alcohol by volume

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide an exact date of publication. The release date given is the date of access.
Figures have been rounded,

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