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Avocado consumption in Chile exceeds 8 kilos per person per year

Fresh Avocado
Fruits
Chile
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 27, 2024

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Chile's avocado consumption has surged by 400% over the past two decades, making it the second largest consumer of Hass avocados globally. This demand has resulted in over half of the country's avocado production being consumed domestically. The Chilean Avocado Committee is working towards the sustainability of the industry, aligning with 14 out of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The committee, in collaboration with Yentzen Group, will host the Global Avocado Summit in November 2024. The avocado industry is influenced by various national and international factors such as climate change, trade policies, market demand, and production costs.
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Most Chileans start their day with bread with avocado, a classic of Chilean cuisine. In addition, it is an ingredient used in stuffed avocados, salads and even desserts. Thus, the avocado has become one of the favorite foods for Chileans, whose demand has increased by more than 400% over the last 20 years, making them currently the second largest consumer of Hass avocados worldwide. The increased demand has caused more than half of Chile's avocado production to be destined for the local market. The love that exists on the part of Chileans for the avocado was demonstrated in a recent study by the consulting firm iQonsulting, which maintains that Chileans have gone from consuming 2 kg per inhabitant per year in 2000, to 8.2 kg per capita in 2023, an increase of more than 400%. In fact, this increase has deepened over the last 5 years, considering that in 2019 the calculation pointed to 4.3 kg per person. The figures make Chile the second largest consumer of Hass avocados in the ...
Source: MXfruit
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