According to a new study by Texas A&M University, Hass avocado imports from Mexico into the US are worth $4 billion, up from about $2.5 billion two years ago. The report was funded by MHAIA, the Mexican Hass Avocado Importer Association.
The United States is still the main importer of Mexican avocados, taking in 1.1 million metric tons of the product in 2021, according to the USDA. In February, the U.S. temporarily suspended its avocado inspection program in the state after one of its officials received a threatening phone call. Despite the setback, the Mexican avocado industry did not experience a major economic hit, the report showed.