Photo: Colombian avocado – Eurofresh Distribution
South Korea has granted access to Colombia’s Hass avocado. Colombia’s Agriculture Minister Rodolfo Zea Navarro said the Asian market has huge potential: “South Korea is a strategic partner in Asia. Between 2016 and 2020, its avocado imports grew by 252 per cent, and it is currently the fifth largest importer of this product in Asia.”
Colombia is now establishing itself as a major global player in the avocado sector, with access to 26 markets worldwide. Indeed, avocados have become the second-largest non-traditional product in the country’s agri-export basket, with sales totalling US$144m in 2020.