Located in the eastern borough of Iztapalapa, it is the most important commercial establishment in Mexico and the largest of its kind in the world. The market handles over 30,000 tons of merchandise daily, and tons of food products daily, representing 80% of the consumption of the 20 million people in the Mexico City metropolitan area. The market was established on former farmland to ease congestion in the historic center of Mexico City.

The market was designed by architect Abraham Zabludovsky. He designed a slightly deformed hexagon-shaped building that measures 2,250 meters across. The entrances and exits are located on opposite ends of the building. In addition, there are more than sixty other installations on the property with services such as refrigeration, shipping, and more.

The Central de Abasto is one of the two large wholesale markets in Mexico City, along with the Nueva Viga market, which specializes in fish and seafood. The facility is located on a property that extends 328 hectares, with more than 2,000 businesses that sell principally fruit, vegetables, meat, and some processed foods in a main building that covers 85 hectares.

The market generates 70,000 jobs directly and attends to more than 300,000 people per day. Its distribution network connects with more than 1,500 points of sale, including mercados públicos, tianguis, 380 establishments associated with fifteen chain stores as well as other kinds of commercial centers.

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