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USDA statistics show how Mexico dominates US imports of fruits and vegetables

The latest USDA statistics show how Mexico dominates U.S. imports of fruits and vegetables. Many fresh produce commodities coming from Mexico show double-digit gains over the last two years. The top-valued commodity imported into the U.S. is avocados at a value of $2.9 billion. According to USDA statistics, from December 2021 through November 2022, Mexican avocados accounted for 88% of the value of all U.S. avocado imports in 2022. Mexican avocados have become a staple in American diets, especially around Super Bowl Sunday.

According to the Dallas-based trade group, avocados from Mexico (AFM), guacamole has become a Super Bowl ritual. Americans consume an estimated 105 million pounds of avocados on Super Bowl Sunday, making it the biggest avocado day of the year. The avocado industry started promoting guacamole as the signature food for the Super Bowl back in the 1990s, shortly after the NAFTA agreement began allowing avocados to be imported from other countries. By 2008, Mexico had become the largest supplier of avocados to the U.S. market.

Peru imports of blueberries through Philadelphia and New York City area ports of entry movement are expected to decrease as most growers are finished for the season. Trading is moderate, with prices unchanged. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large 20.00-24.00. The quality is variable.

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