Mexico's Association of Avocado Producers, Packers, and Exporters (APEAM) stated that, after closing the 2018-2019 season, it projects Mexico will export more than one million tons of avocado to the US in the 2019-2020 season.
Comparing both seasons, the volume of shipments, in tons, are as follows:
Mexican avocado exports to the US increased by 5.23 percent in volume over the previous season, which shows that there was enough fruit to supply this and other markets.
APEAM plans to send 1,042,501 tons of Mexican avocado to the US and 188,513 tons to other markets in the 2019-2020 season.
Since 1997, APEAM has been the sole cooperating partner of the US, via the US Department of Agriculture (USDA, for its acronym in English), for the export of Mexican avocado; but it has also been responsible for or promoting the fruit under the Avocados From Mexico brand (AFM), its marketing arm.
APEAM has worked with the Hass Avocado Importers Association of Mexico (MHAIA) to increase the consumption of Mexican avocados in the neighboring country and to promote the well-being of producers and packers in Michoacan.