Ottawa - Mexican agri-food exports to Canada grew 2.6 percent from January to September this year, compared with the same period a year ago, official figures show.
The figure represents $1.57 billion, up from the $1.53 billion from the January-September period in 2017.
During the same period, Canadian exports to Mexico stayed at the same level as in 2017.
The top Mexican agri-food products sold to Canada are avocados (up 2 percent) tomatoes (+2 percent) and peppers, up 14 percent from the previous period.
But the products that showed the most growth in exports to Canada were vegetable oils, with a 52 percent surge.
The top Canadian agri-food imports to Mexico are canola seeds (up 25 percent) and wheat (up 34 percent.
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