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Mexico Avocado Exports To The USA Been Halted Due To “A Threat”

Mexico is the largest producer of avocados in the world, with a contribution of one-third production of the total avocado production in the world. Michoacán, the city of Mexico, is the only region in the world with the largest production of avocados and accounts for 92% of the whole of Mexico’s avocados production.

In terms of Mexico avocado exports, the highest exporting partner for Mexico is the United States of America, accounting for an average share value of 80% among all the exporting partners of Mexico. Recently, an alleged threat to the US’s agriculture inspector caused the restrictions of Mexican avocados into the United States of America.

Threat To The Department

A threat to an American inspector has resulted in the halt of exports of Avocados of Mexico to the United States of America. An alleged phone call to the inspector of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) threatened to ban the imports of avocados in the US from Mexico. Officially, no statement is made by the US agricultural department (USDA) so far regarding the ban.

The imports of avocados slumped during the pandemic but with the introduction of the year 2021 and lifted trade restrictions, the export of avocados from Mexico to the US rebounded. The shown export data of Mexico avocados features the exported amount of avocados to the US for the time period, ranging from the first quarter of 2020 to the third quarter of 2021.

Mexico Avocado Exports To The USA – By Quarters

Top Exporting Countries

The US captures the largest market of Mexico for its exports of avocados. Represented Mexico export data for avocado shows the total exports sent to the countries in 2021, as per available data of Mexico exports statistics 2021. The taken period spans from November 2020 to October 2021. The corresponding values show the total export values of avocados exported from Mexico to the country, justifying the ranking of the countries in the export data.

The top exporting countries for Mexican avocado are the USA with an export value of $2.5 billion (78.9%), followed by Canada with an export value of about $192 million (5.9%), Japan with an export value of about $170 million (5.2%), Spain with a value of about $79 million (2.4%), and France with a value of about $44 million (1.3%), along with other countries shown below. Look carefully at the below shown Mexico export data for careful examination.

Top Mexico Avocado Exporting Countries (November 2020-October 2021)

In 2019, a team of department officers were robbed at gunpoint, which USDA clearly stated in order to put forward the concern of their officials. Simultaneously, the Mexican growers and packers association frequently reports violent attacks and threats from organised crime groups. This has raised more doubts about banned exports of avocados to the US from Mexico.

According to our trade data experts, Mexico will lose exponentially a big market if the ban on exports of Mexican avocados to the US happens. The exports of Mexican avocados to the US is the highest among all the exporting countries. Nothing can be claimed further until notice from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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