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Avocado market in Latin America - statistics & Facts

Due to its unique nutritional properties and flavorful taste, avocado has become one of the favorite components of people’s diets all around the world. Described as a large berry containing a single major seed, avocado is the star ingredient in popular dishes such as guacamole, avocado toast, and even milkshakes. The story of the avocado harvests begins in the Meso-American region along Mexico and Guatemala. Today, it still grows best in tropical humid places, relying on additional geographic features, depending on its variety.

Which Latin American countries produce avocado? 

Because of its climatic characteristics, Latin America is the main avocado-producing region in the world.  Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Colombia, Chile, and Brazil are some of the major players in this segment. However, it is the North American country that stands out , accounting for a significant portion of the global production. In 2019, Mexico alone contributed with an output of close to a third of the volume of avocados in the market. In comparison, the Dominican Republic – which ranked second that year – produced over a fourth of that amount.   

The fruit’s harvest has been increasing in most of the leading producing countries over the last years. In Colombia, for instance, while close to 310 thousand metric tons of avocado were produced in 2015, the volume more than doubled in 2020.  In Peru, it more than tripled in a matter of a decade.  

Exports of avocado from Mexico to the United States 

As the leading avocado producer worldwide, Mexico is also its main exporter, with the United States being the good’s primary destination. In 2020, the northern neighbor accounted for approximately 80 percent of avocado exports from Mexico, with a value of nearly 2.2 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of the popular food. To fulfill the rising demand, for the Super Bowl alone, more than 126 million metric tons of avocado were exported from Michoacán, Mexico, to the United States. In 2021, this volume was forecast at more than 132 million metric tons, an increase of close to five percent.

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Avocado market in Latin America - statistics & Facts

Due to its unique nutritional properties and flavorful taste, avocado has become one of the favorite components of people’s diets all around the world. Described as a large berry containing a single major seed, avocado is the star ingredient in popular dishes such as guacamole, avocado toast, and even milkshakes. The story of the avocado harvests begins in the Meso-American region along Mexico and Guatemala. Today, it still grows best in tropical humid places, relying on additional geographic features, depending on its variety.

Which Latin American countries produce avocado? 

Because of its climatic characteristics, Latin America is the main avocado-producing region in the world.  Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Colombia, Chile, and Brazil are some of the major players in this segment. However, it is the North American country that stands out , accounting for a significant portion of the global production. In 2019, Mexico alone contributed with an output of close to a third of the volume of avocados in the market. In comparison, the Dominican Republic – which ranked second that year – produced over a fourth of that amount.   

The fruit’s harvest has been increasing in most of the leading producing countries over the last years. In Colombia, for instance, while close to 310 thousand metric tons of avocado were produced in 2015, the volume more than doubled in 2020.  In Peru, it more than tripled in a matter of a decade.  

Exports of avocado from Mexico to the United States 

As the leading avocado producer worldwide, Mexico is also its main exporter, with the United States being the good’s primary destination. In 2020, the northern neighbor accounted for approximately 80 percent of avocado exports from Mexico, with a value of nearly 2.2 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of the popular food. To fulfill the rising demand, for the Super Bowl alone, more than 126 million metric tons of avocado were exported from Michoacán, Mexico, to the United States. In 2021, this volume was forecast at more than 132 million metric tons, an increase of close to five percent.

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