Avocado exports expected to increase in South America, Mexico over next two years

New trends to further drive avocado growth in 2019, says World Avocado Organization

A recently released Rabobank report notes that avocado production and exports are expanding, with Mexico, Peru, and Colombia expected to become the largest exporters by 2026. Peru is the main source of avocados for the UK, but could there be further opportunities for imports from other areas? “To remain profitable, industry players must innovate in […]

Westfalia puts stamp on sustainability by engraving Tesco logo on avocados

Avocado fans will notice interesting changes when buying one of Britain’s most popular fruits. In a move to help the environment, Tesco will do away with the sticky labels that extra-large avocados have today in favor of eye-catching laser engravings. At the same time, it is trialing the replacement of the plastic tray packaging on […]

Embracing the Green Wave: Avocado Consumption on the Rise Across UK, Europe

Q&A: Greencell Ltd. director discusses EU avocado market's import shortfall, Spanish harvest

While last year posed challenges for the fresh food industry amidst economic uncertainty and the cost-of-living crisis, the avocado industry continued to show positive growth across Europe. Last year saw a notable increase in avocado consumption across Europe, with the UK securing its position as the joint second-largest consumer alongside Germany, each consuming around 121,000 […]

Avocado opportunity? Brazil exports making serious inroads across Europe

UK fruit imports held steady in 2017

Brazil’s avocado sector is growing quickly, as growers see increased demand from local buyers and international markets like the Netherlands and Argentina. In 2023, Brazil saw its avocado exports more than double to 1,090 containers, according to data compiled by Avobook. That’s more than five times the country’s 2013 export volume. In March, Brazil saw […]

Colombia looks to make inroads worldwide with pot-grown avocados

The cultivation of avocados in pots has been very successful in several key producing countries, such as Mexico and Chile. Now, this innovative technique has arrived in Colombia, as it  seeks to continue building  its presence in international markets.  Avocados have quickly become one of the most popular products in Colombia’s agricultural portfolio. Cartama Group […]