Avocado category records $3.8 million gain in September

From The Packer | 22 November 2021

Overview of the avocados supplies in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on November 22, 2021. 

For the four-week period ending Oct. 3, total U.S. avocado dollar sales were up 2.2% to $175.7 million, adding $3.8 million to the category compared with the prior year, according to an analysis by the Hass Avocado Board.

That dollar growth rate of 2.2% for avocados compares with the total produce dollar growth rate for the period of 4%.

The average avocado price per unit was up 16.4% at $1.19/unit, according to the report.

When compared to the 2020 pandemic sales, avocado volume sales have continued at a slower pace this period, down 12.2% compared with a year ago.

Volumes (in Kg) of avocados in the US Market
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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

However, during the past four weeks, all eight regions have recorded strong volume growth for the avocado category versus the pre-pandemic sales levels of 2019, the report said.

Regionally, the West drove the two-year volume growth with sales of 26.7 million units, up 16.3% compared with 2019. By market, Los Angeles contributed the highest unit growth in the category, up 13.2%, which added 1.3 million units to the category since 2019.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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