Colombia exported 2,376 tons of avocados to the U.S. last year, and in 2022 plan to increase that by 30 percent.
Colombian avocado shipments totaled 96,903 tons valued at $205 million in 2021, reflecting an increase of 26 percent in volume and 40 percent in value when compared to the previous year.
Colombia’s Ministry of Agriculture announced that ag exports set a new record by reaching $8.496 billion in 2021, with 27 countries having opened their markets to 57 Colombian products through the government’s Health Diplomacy strategy.
In the first nine months of this year, Colombia exported 69,629 tons of Hass avocado, 35 percent more than the 51,565 tons exported during the same period last year.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published on November 22nd in the Federal Register the Final Notice with the phytosanitary requirements that Colombian producers, who are willing to export mangoes to the United States, must meet.
The Colombia Avocado Board is excited to reveal their new brand image as part of a new strategic plan to increase Colombian avocado imports to the U.S.
In September, the nine-member Colombia Avocado Board (CAB) elected four new officers to Board of Directors, serving a two-year term from 2021 through 2023.
From January to May 2021, Colombian avocado exports reached $114.3 million, marking an increase of 87.8 percent, according to ProColombia.
Long a familiar feature in European supermarkets, Colombian avocados are coming to the United States. A new industry organization, the Colombia Avocado Board, has been formed to promote the fruit in this nation.
Colombia is looking to be the next big blueberry exporter.