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Mexican avocado production projected to grow 5% in 2024

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Mexico’s 2024 avocado production is forecast at 2.77 million tons (MMT), reflecting a 5 percent increase over 2023, according to a report released by the USDA.

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Production in 2023 reached 2.65 MMT, up 4 percent compared to the previous year. Exports totaled 1.4 MMT in 2023, a 17 percent increase year on year. The U.S. is the number one market for Mexico’s avocado exports, with an 81 percent share, followed by Canada, Japan, and Spain.

Mexico leads the world in avocado production, driven primarily by export demand. Data from Mexico’s Agri-Food and Fisheries Information System (SIAP) indicates production has grown steadily during the past ten years, mostly due to increasing demand from the U.S. and other export markets, as well as rising domestic consumption.

The past five years have seen a significant increase in avocado production, especially in the Valley Region of Jalisco, as producers diversify their crop mix to include avocados, or completely eliminate corn, wheat, and pasture area in favor of avocado orchards.

SIAP data put avocado planted area at an estimated 257,571 hectares (ha) in 2023, up 2 percent from 2022 planted area of 252,133 ha. Planted area grew 46 percent from 2014 to 2023.


Marco Campos is Media Coordinator, Latin America for Blue Book Services