Mexican avocado production for 2020/21 (July/June) is forecast at 2.41 million tons, up slightly from last campaign, due to continued expansion and excellent growing conditions, according to FAS data. Hass is the main variety (97%), followed by Criollo and Fuerte.
Mexican exports are forecast at 1.35 million tons, up 6% from 2019/20, driven by increased demand in the US. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges, avocado demand in the US remains strong and is forecast to increase 6% to 1.02 million tons. According to APEAM, the state of Michoacán alone exported 139,954 tons to other countries, including Dubai and the UAE. This represents a fall of 6% from the previous campaign, as is mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increased transportation and logistics prices.