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Chilean Avocado Market Guide

Country Specific
Sep 10, 2021
Edited by
Seujin Jang
HS Code: 080440 - Fruit, edible; avocados, fresh or dried
FAO Code: 0572 - Avocados
Share in Export
5.59%Rank 5
Share in Import
≈ 0%Rank 95
Share in Production
100%Rank -
Export Volume
1Y +6.06%
Import Volume
1Y -99.03%

Market outlook

What Is the General Market Landscape for Avocados?

Global Market

  • Global Market Size: 6.58 B (2020)
  • 235% Increase (Over the last 10 years, 2011 vs 2020)
  • 51% increase (Over the last 5 years, 2016 vs 2020)

Avocado Export Markets (2020)

  • Mexico 2.74 B
  • Peru: 759 M
  • Spain: 442 M
  • Chile: 219 M (Normally 300 M)
  • Kenya: 169 M
  • US: 164 M
  • Columbia: 146 M

Avocado Import Markets (2020)

  • EU: 72.4%
  • LATAM: 11.6%
  • Asia: 8.6%
  • North America: 7.4%

Trends and Characteristics

  • In 2020, Production / Export levels were the lowest due to the climate issues
  • Dominated by a few key players in the market, 80% big players vs 20% small/medium players
  • A saturated supply market as the large players only get larger
  • With Chile's domestic consumption increasing significantly, Chilean suppliers are showing a growing preference towards supplying to the domestic market
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What Are Production and Export Trends for Chilean Avocados?

MY 2019/2020

- Chile exported 133K mt of Avocados

- 8 Companies exported 110K tons out of this – more than 80%; again, heavily dominated by few players (20 years ago, big 4 accounted for 90% of the market share)


MY 2020/2021 (2020 Aug – 2021 Feb)

- Production/export was historically low due to heavy draught

- Peru and Colombian market took market share from Chile.

MY 2021/2022

- Production: Going to be higher than the previous year, however unsure yet whether it will recover the previous normal years (Most of orchards are in the hills so it is hard to get the estimates)

- Markets are more stable than last year, and internal consumption has grown significantly, which will put a minimal downward pressure on the export amount. Currency exchange rate is somehow stable, but today, growers are making more money selling in the domestic market rather than exporting abroad.

- For some countries, such as China, the positive trend will be sustained as consumers in China are willing to pay good prices for Chilean avocados because Chilean avocados are oilier than - -- Peru avocados. (e.g. a month ago, one of the Chinese buyers paid USD 10/kg).

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What Are the Potential Markets for Chilean Avocados?

The UK Is Ranked 2nd in Chile Hass Avocado Export

  • In 2020, the UK imported a total of 122,298 mt Avocados from countries including Peru, Chile, South Africa, Israel, Spain, Colombia, etc.
  • The UK is seen to be one of the most profitable markets for Avocado, given its increasing consumption trend relative to its population of 67.22 million (2020)
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