Mexico is the world’s largest producer and exporter of avocados
By: Date: 2021-02-26 Categories: Internationalfood Tags: ,
   Mexico’s”The Economist” reported on February 24 that, according to UNCTAD statistics, Mexico is the world’s largest producer and exporter of avocados. In 2019, global avocado production totaled 7.18 million tons, an increase of 5.2%year-on-year, of which Mexico 2.3 million tons, accounting for 32%of global production, an increase of 5.3%year-on-year; in 2019, the total global avocado export value was US$6.27 billion, a year-on-year increase An increase of 12.7%, of which Mexico 2.913 billion US dollars, accounting for 46.5%of the total global export value, a year-on-year increase of 21%. In 2020, despite the adverse effects of the epidemic, Mexican avocado production will continue to rise against the trend. According to preliminary statistics from the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Mexico produced a total of 2.39 million tons of avocados in the whole year, an increase of 3.8%year-on-year. As of November 2020, Mexican avocado exports totaled 1.2 million tons, of which 80%were exported to the United States, an increase of 17%year-on-year . It is estimated that in the first half of 2021, Mexico’s exports of avocados to the United States will exceed 1 million tons.