Mexico exported more tequila last year than ever before.
A good 339 million liters of agave brandy went abroad in 2021, as Mexico’s tequila regulatory authority announced yesterday. Since the beginning of the corresponding statistics in 1995, this is the largest export volume in a year. The export increase compared to the previous year was 18 percent, the highest percentage increase in twelve years.
In Mexico’s neighboring country, the USA, around 288 million liters were exported, with Germany in second place among the largest buyers with around 6.5 million liters.
Tequila is a spirit made from the Mexican blue Weber agave. The plant, also known as agave tequila, grows mainly in central Mexico. Only tequila from the five Mexican states of Jalisco, Tamaulipas, Michoacan, Guanajuato and Nayarit may also be sold with the designation of origin.Mexico Tequila.