Morocco's exports of avocados rise to the highest level in 2023

Published Mar 26, 2023

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Moroccan exporters have an opportunity to set a new record for avocado exports in the 2022/23 season (July-June), according to Eastfruit, a platform specialized in the fruit and vegetable market. At the same time, production representatives for the cultivation and export of avocados are very concerned about their future due to the country's water shortage and climate change. The source indicated that from July 2022 to January 2023, Morocco exported a record volume of avocados for this period, i.e. 35,500 tons, an increase of 60 percent over the same months of the previous marking.

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And “East Fruit” explained that before exceeding the total exports of the previous season, Moroccan exporters had only 7,000 tons of avocados to export to foreign markets. Looking at the trends of the past years, this target is likely to be achieved almost smoothly in the remaining months, and Morocco will indeed set a new record in exports at the end of the 2022/23 season. The figures revealed that about 75 percent of Morocco's avocado exports in the 2017-2018 season went to Spain, which is one of the largest investors in Moroccan agribusiness and Morocco's most important trading partner. Moreover, the policy of diversifying avocado exports by Moroccan exporters has led to the fact that the share of Spain has already decreased to 39 percent by the 2021/22 season, and those volumes that were previously re-exported through Spanish wholesale companies in have begun to be supplied directly to buyers from other countries. Thus, France ranked second in the structure of Moroccan exports ...
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