What is Mexico's farmland?

Flatlands with good soil properties that can be used for agriculture by means of natural or artificial irrigation count for 12% of the total Mexican land area, which would be some 91,393 square miles, or roughly the same area of Minnesota and Connecticut put together. On a more international scale, this area equates that of the whole United Kingdom.

Major farming regions in Mexico are found along coastal areas in both the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, as well as on the northern and central parts of the Mexican Central Plateau. The following Mexican states are the most productive in terms of agricultural output:

  • Michoacan (Southern Pacific): 10.00% of total output (some USD 2.9 billion)
  • Sinaloa (Northern Pacific): 8.51%
  • Jalisco (Western Pacific): 7.76%
  • Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico): 7.56%
  • Sonora (Gulf of California): 6.86%
  • Chihuahua (Northern Mexican Plateau): 6.28%
  • State of Mexico (Central Mexican Plateau): 4.66%
  • Guanajuato (Central Mexican Plateau): 4.57%
  • Chiapas (Southern Pacific): 4.37%
  • Tamaulipas (Gulf of Mexico): 3.47%

These states add 60.57% of Mexico's total agricultural output (~ USD 29.3 billion for 2013).
Flatlands with good soil properties that can be used for agriculture by means of natural or artificial irrigation count for 12% of the total Mexican land area, which would be some 91,393 square miles, or roughly the same area of Minnesota and Connecticut put together. On a more international scale, this area equates that of the whole United Kingdom.

Major farming regions in Mexico are found along coastal areas in both the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, as well as on the northern and central parts of the Mexican Central Plateau. The following Mexican states are the most productive in terms of agricultural output:

  • Michoacan (Southern Pacific): 10.00% of total output (some USD 2.9 billion)
  • Sinaloa (Northern Pacific): 8.51%
  • Jalisco (Western Pacific): 7.76%
  • Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico): 7.56%
  • Sonora (Gulf of California): 6.86%
  • Chihuahua (Northern Mexican Plateau): 6.28%
  • State of Mexico (Central Mexican Plateau): 4.66%
  • Guanajuato (Central Mexican Plateau): 4.57%
  • Chiapas (Southern Pacific): 4.37%
  • Tamaulipas (Gulf of Mexico): 3.47%

These states add 60.57% of Mexico's total agricultural output (~ USD 29.3 billion for 2013).