Mexico Avocado market is valued at US$987.893 million in 2019. As of 2017, according to the government of Mexico, the avocados grown in Mexico are consumed in 34 countries of the world. Further as of January 2020, the area planted with avocado for the 2020 cycle, was in the order of 241,140 hectares, of which 164,346 have been harvested which was reportedly 15,161 more an increase of 10.2% compared to the previous year. The avocado production in Mexico reached 206,466 tons which reportedly is 0.5% (1,026) higher in comparison with that obtained in the same period of the previous year (205,439). Moreover, Michoacán which according to the government of Mexico is an undisputed leading producer reportedly contributes 94.6% (195,366 tons) to the national total, followed by Jalisco with 4.7% (9,759 tons). These two states constitute 99.4% (205,125 tons) of the country's production. The states with the highest growth in production volume are Jalisco 1,602 tons (19.6%), Michoacán 324 (0.2%), Oaxaca 96 (12.8%), and Guerrero with 42 (11.1%) more than the figures registered in 2019. On the contrary, Guanajuato obtained 84 tons (84%) less than last year, while Yucatán and Veracruz do not report production at the moment.
Besides the avocado market of Mexico is expected to be driven by the increase in production of a superior variety of avocados. For instance, as reported by the government of Mexico, the production of Morelenses avocados has been growing reaching 3 thousand 963 hectares harvested in the state of Morelos obtaining 29 thousand 548 tons of product which have generated a production value of 392 million 878 pesos. In the state of Morelos, 3 thousand 963 hectares are sown annually, and average yields of 8.25 tons per hectare are maintained, which places us in the fifth national place in the production of this fruit, but in terms of quality and flavor, Morelos reportedly holds the national first place. Moreover, it is important to note that there are about 2,800 Morelense producers that continue to produce avocado of the Hass, Fuerte, and Criollo varieties in the municipalities of Ocuituco, Tlayacapan, Yecapixtla, among others. Morelos producers have been growing in the production and certification of avocado in recent years, reaching 300 tons of avocado in the Canadian, American, and Hong Kong markets in 2019 as compared to 200 tons in 2018.
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