The volume of papayas shipped to the U.S. grew by 20 percent from 2020 to 2021, and it’s reflected in growing levels of consumption from American consumers.
Last year, 83 percent of papayas sold in the U.S. came from Mexico, while Guatemala comes in well behind in second place. A handful of other countries send papayas to the U.S. in lighter volumes.
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc., to explain and describe prices and volume in relation to rising consumer demand for papayas.
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Juanita Gaglio is a data specialist for Agtools.
Agtools, Inc. provides data for farmers, buyers, distributors, retailers, government agencies, financial firms, and other stakeholders to manage market volatility, increase profitability and reduce waste of natural, human and food resources.