Special Avocados

Strike in Mexico

US importers look to Chile for avocados

The packing facilities in Michoacan, including the two facilities of Mission Produce and a plant of Calavo Growers, have been closed since October 29. Despite negotiations, it is still…

Australian avocado supply to be well supported by New Zealand this summer

Avocados Australia expects supply in the Australian domestic market to be steady for the rest of the calendar year. “It will most likely taper off in January and February," Mr Tyas said. "However, New Zealand has had a good crop this year and that will provide greater volumes, to fill this gap." The rapid rate of increase in…

CBI report

Requirements and challenges for the Peruvian avocado in the European market

European avocado imports almost tripled between 2013 and 2017, a trend that has occurred thanks to the increase in consumer demand for ready-to-eat and healthy foods. This…

US and Japanese market access progresses but China is where South Africa really wants its avocados

South African avocados: “We need an escape route”

As China opens for Kenyan avocados, the South African industry is still working on opening that door, with representatives of the South African fruit industry attending the China Fruit & Vegetable Fair in Beijing later this week. In some quarters a sense is expressed that the South African government…

Peru: "Like every boom, the avocado boom won't be permanent"

Peru is experiencing an agricultural export boom, a green boom that is similar to the gold boom in the mining sector, when metal prices skyrocketed and mining companies were better known for their high salaries than for their social projects. It's the avocado boom: it's the new green copper and the…

Spain: Avocado acreage in Huelva expected to grow by 20%

At a time when producers in the province of Huelva are fully involved in the sowing of strawberry plants, the sector is still interested in introducing new crops. This was…

Castellon

Spain: Avocados become most popular alternative to citrus

Avocados are currently the most popular crop in Castellon. Even though the acreage is still not very large, compared with other fruits that were presented as alternatives to…

Dominican Republic

The Green Dream from the Caribbean

"Discover the secret to our tradition and happiness through our avocados." The Dominican Republic is home to the biggest avocado connoisseurs on the planet. While most of the world only eats the Hass variety, we Dominicans eat more than 20 different varieties! Our country is the second largest producer of avocados,…

Pacific Fruits

First Colombian avocados arrive on the Saudi Arabian market

"We are very pleased to announce that our first shipment of Colombian avocados arrived on the Saudi Arabian market last Thursday. In addition to this shipment two more containers are on their way, one is expected to arrive next week and the second is expected for the week after”, starts Rodolfo Ahumada…

Growing export market

Brazil: Majority of growing avocado production is for domestic market

“The avocado production is growing in Brazil, but the majority is still for the domestic market. Around 93% of the total production is stays on the internal market, but there is a growing export. The consumption of avocado in Brazil is linked to sweet recipes. The majority of the population eats the pulp…

Peru is the third biggest supplier of avocados to China and the second to Japan

By August this year, avocado shipments surpassed the export record achieved in 2017, which amounted to US $631 million. This was partly due to the greater supply in countries…

First volumes to China this season

Seeka adds to avocado team

Seeka's avocado harvest has begun, bringing premium New Zealand fruit to both local and export markets. The 2018/19 season runs from August to February and when Seeka delivers on its reputation for quality in distinctive blue boxes. This year volumes are expected to rise to 650,000 trays. Seeka exports most of its avocados to…


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