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Mexico wants to expand avocado exports to the US

México desea ampliar exportación de aguacates a EE.UU.
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Nov 23, 2021
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The Mexican government is negotiating with the United States to open the export of avocados from Jalisco, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader). "The Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, Víctor Villalobos, reported that his counterpart from the United States, Thomas Vilsack, has shown interest in the issue."
Mexico is the world leader in cultivation and export of this fruit, it contributes one in three avocados that enter the international market, with a planted area of 241,000 hectares and a production of almost 2.4 million tons in 2020. But about four fifths of national production and almost all exports come only from Michoacán, a southwestern state with a production volume of more than 1.8 million tons per year. For this reason, the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture "announced that progress is being made in negotiations with the United States Government to open avocado exports from Jalisco to the market in that country." The importance of this fruit for Mexico lies in being the main agricultural export product. Only from January to September 2021, exports reached 2,187 million dollars, an increase of 5.55% compared to the same period in 2020, the secretariat observed. In all of 2020, Mexican avocado exports totaled 2,936 ...
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