Tropical fruit, world exports grow: Leading avocado and pineapple

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Published Jan 25, 2024

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported a 12% increase in world trade of tropical fruits, reaching a record $11.2 billion in 2023. This surge was attributed to favorable weather conditions that boosted production, especially of avocados in Mexico and pineapples in Costa Rica. Despite some challenges with papaya exports due to adverse weather, the demand for tropical fruits remained high in the US and EU markets, driven by the recovery of the hotel sector and consumers' growing preference for nutrient-rich foods.
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According to data from FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, world trade in the main tropical fruits reached a new peak of 11.2 billion dollars in 2023, with a +12% compared to to 2022. Favorable weather conditions have led to increased production in several tropical fruit producing areas, in particular significant increases in the supply of avocados in Mexico and pineapples in Costa Rica. Mango, mangosteen and guava exports also benefited from increased production from South American and Asian suppliers, as well as the resolution of supply chain disruptions that had impacted shipments to China in 2022. However, conditions Adverse weather, particularly damage caused by hurricanes and lack of sunshine, have reduced production in key production areas and hindered papaya exports. The positive evolution in the hotel sector has supported the growth in demand in the ...
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