11/06/2021 | Mexico

Mexican avocado exports increased by 26% in first 4 months of the year

Mexican avocado exports increased by 26.1% in the first 4 months of the year in annual terms, totalling 565.000 tons and bringing in about $1.25 billion.

The increase is due to a 15.1% reduction in the export price. The price in the domestic market also dropped by 20%.

In the previous year, 1.36 million tons were sold and for 2021, a 1.5% increase is projected.

The avocado has become a major Mexican export product. For comparison, in 1999 only 41,118 tons of the fruit were exported.

The land destined to avocado cultivation is also on the increase, going from 187,000 hectares in 2019 to 190,000 in 2020. 

Mexico supplies avocados to 34 countries, benign the US the main recipient. Among other destinations there are Japan, China, France, and Honduras.

 

 

 

source: mexiconewsdaily.com

photo: mexico-now.com

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