U.S.: September Hass avocado sales up on last year amid higher prices

From Fresh Fruit Portal | 22 November 2021

Overview of the Hass avocado supplies in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on November 19, 2021. 

Hass avocado dollar sales in the U.S. market were higher year-on-year over a four-week period in September, new data from the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) reveals.

In the four weeks ending Oct. 3, total dollar sales were up 2.2% to $175.7 million, adding $3.8 million to the category vs. prior year.

The average price per unit was up 16.4% at $1.19 per unit.

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

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.

Weekly volumes (in Kg) of Hass avocados in the US Market, by origin
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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Regionally, the West drove the 2-year volume growth with sales of 26.7 million units, up 16.3% (+3.7 million) over. 2019.

By market, Los Angeles contributed the highest unit growth in the category, up +13.2%, which added +1.3M 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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