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Avocados show growth in volume, value in 2019


News in Charts: Overview of the mexican avocado volumes in US, complemented by charts from Agronometrics.



Original published in www.agweb.com on March 16, 2020

Dominated by Mexican fruit, total U.S. imports of avocados rose 6.4% in 2019 to more than 1.1 million metric tons.

U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that total imports of 1.11 million metric tons of avocados rated 6.4% above 2018 imports of 1.04 million metric tons and 22.7% more than 2017 imports of 900,198 metric tons.

Historic avocado volumes in US market


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

U.S. imports of Mexican avocados in 2019 totaled 946,000 metric tons, up 7.8% from 2018 and a whopping 26% more than 2017. Mexico accounted for 88% of the volume of U.S. avocado imports in 2019, compared with 87% in 2018 and 86% in 2017.

Mexican avocado volumes in US market


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

For 2019, Peru accounted for 7.6% and Chile 1.2% of U.S. avocado imports by volume.

Peruvian avocado volumes in US market


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

Chilean avocado volumes in US market


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

The USDA reported the per-unit value of U.S. imports of avocados was $1.14 per pound, compared with $1.03 per pound in 2018 and $1.33 per pound in 2017.

Historic avocado prices in US market ($ per pound)


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


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