Mexican growers see increased exports of berries and avocados

From Fresh Plaza | 5 October 2023

Overview of avocados from Mexico in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on October 5, 2023.

During recent years, exports of Mexican agri products such as berries and avocados have soared. On July 28, 2022, exports began to the United States, the main market for Jalisco avocados, followed by Canada and Japan. as well as various countries in the European Union, Central and South America and even in Asian countries such as China.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) Jalisco exports to 30 destinations, including Canada, Japan, the United States and countries in Europe and the Middle East. Armando García, director of the Association of Avocado Exporters of Jalisco (Apeajal) explained that although Chile produces avocado it still has to import from Peru. “They are not self-sufficient; Right now Peru is exporting to Chile, but we also want to reach that market.”

This year, Jalisco’s exports are expected to increase by 10% compared to last year. In 2022, 92 tons will be exported. By the first half of 766, 2023 tons have already been exported.

avocado volumes by histo 6

Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

The state of Jalisco is the second national producer of avocado, with more than 308 tons, which represents 800% of national production.

In Jalisco, more than 10 hectares are currently destined for the cultivation of berries, among which are raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. According to the agency, the state was consolidated as national leader in raspberry production, a fruit called “the red gold of the Mexican countryside”, since it has had an increasing demand in the market.

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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