Avocados are becoming increasingly popular, according to research by RaboResearch. Globally, the United States imports the most avocados. The European market for avocados has grown enormously, with an average of 1.5 kilos of avocado per person per year. South America is growing more and more avocados, partly to meet local demand.
The European avocado market is entering a new phaseThe European avocado market has grown enormously over the past ten years. “In the European Union and the United Kingdom, the market grew by an average of more than 12 percent per year. And there is still room for growth, although we think it will be a little slower. We expect the European Union from more different countries going to buy avocados," says Cindy van Rijswijck, Food & Agri specialist at RaboResearch. Peru is by far the largest supplier, but smaller suppliers such as Colombia and Mexico are on the rise in Europe. The total avocado market of the European Union and the United Kingdom is estimated to be 861,000 tons. France, Germany and the United Kingdom are the most important markets. In the European Union, an average of 1.5 kilos of avocado is eaten per person per year. The North American market continues to expandThe US accounts for almost 40 percent of avocado imports worldwide. In the US, on average, almost three ...
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