More than 1 billion pounds of avocados are expected to ship from Mexico to the U.S. this season.
That would shatter last season’s record total of 798 million pounds.
Due to a projected volume increase of 12% for the April to June period, shipments should top 1 billion by season’s end, according to a news release from APEAM, the organization representing avocado exporters from Michoacan, Mexico.
“Avocados from Mexico has been fueling strong, steady demand with promotable volumes of quality fruit and powerful marketing initiatives,” Eduardo Serena, APEAM’s marketing director, said in the release. “As the category leader, we are committed to providing the market with consistent, reliable volume to grow on.”
Through May 5, 938 million pounds of avocados had shipped from Mexico to the U.S., up from 654 million pounds last year at the same time, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.