The Chilean Avocado Committee has forecast that the country will produce 220,000 tons of avocados in the 2021-2022 agricultural season, i.e. 57% more volume than the 140,000 tons it produced in the 2020-2021 campaign. According to the union, the production volume will increase because of the improved weather conditions and the positive fruit set there's been.
120,000 tons of the total production will be exported. Western Europe is one of the main destinations, as the country shipped 75% of its avocado to this destination during the previous season.
The remaining 100,000 tons of avocados will go to the domestic market, making the avocado the fruit with the largest percentage of its national production marketed in the country.
During the 2020-21 season, Chile exported a total of 74,040.52 tons of avocado. 55,520.8 tons were destined for Western Europe, mainly for the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Spain. In addition, 9,986.93 tons were sent to the markets of South America and 2,522.48 to Oceania, which consolidated them as the most important commercial regions for Chile's production.
It's worth noting that, during the start of the 2021-22 season, Chile has already exported 397.29 tons of avocado to Western Europe and 203.18 tons to South America.