Despite the fact that avocado exports from Mexico to the world in January and February increase each year to mainly meet the demand for guacamole in the United States due to the Super Bowl, prices did not help Mexican producers this year.
The NFL football final means for national avocado growers and packers one of the main export seasons to the American Union, the most important market for Mexicans.
The total exported from January to February 2023 totaled 304 thousand tons, which includes the weeks in which shipments increased to meet the demand for fruit for guacamole, but only 462 million dollars were received.
However, in In the first two months of 2022, 201,000 tons were shipped and for that amount, 600 million dollars were received.according to Grupo Consultor de Mercados Agrícolas (GCMA).
In other words, prices failed to score a touchdown, because Despite the fact that avocado exports in 2023 rose 51%, in volume, its price fell 23% compared to 2022, estimated said consulting company.
According to estimates, considering the amounts of avocado exports and the income generated in those two months, in the first two months of 2022, 2,985 dollars were received for each ton, while in 2023 the ton was purchased on average for 1,519. Dollars.
At the end of last January, the Association of Producers and Packers-Exporters of Avocados of Mexico (APEAM) said that for the Super Bowl As of February 12, 130,000 tons of avocado would be sent, an amount that would be greater than the 100,000 tons that are regularly exported for this sporting event.
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