Mexico in talks with US to expand avocado exports

From Fresh Plaza | 22 November 2021

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

The Mexican government is in talks United States representatives so that the country agrees to open the export of avocado from Jalisco, a western Mexican state, as reported this Sunday by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader).

“The Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, Víctor Villalobos Arámbula, reported that his counterpart from the United States, Thomas Vilsack, has shown interest in the matter,” the agency said in a statement.

Mexico is the world leader in cultivation and export of this fruit, according to Sader, as it contributes one out of every three avocados that enter the international market, with a planted area of ​​241,000 hectares and a production of almost 2.4 million tons in 2020.

Only from January to September 2021, exports reached 2,187 million dollars, an increase of 5.55% compared to the same period in 2020, the secretariat observed.

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

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