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Chile’s avocado production area begins to climb once more

Wed 16/12/2020 by Richard Wilkinson
Chile’s avocado production area begins to climb once more

Chile’s avocado production area is expected to increase slightly in 2020, following 6 years of shrinkage. Th3 MY20201 crop is expected to total around 220,000 tons, with exports reaching 145,000 tons, assuming planted area and productivity remain unchanged. Hass avocado accounts for almost 90% of the total 30,143 hectares, according to ODEPA data. Chileans consume around 30% of the domestic avocado production (graph 1).

The region of Valparaiso is the top avocado production region with 20,318 hectares (67.4%), followed by the Metropolitana (14%) and Coquimbo (13.2%).

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