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What is the Cost of Suspending Mexican Avocado Exports?

Avocado trading has been experiencing difficult times over the past few days due to the suspension of imports from Mexico. The order came after a U.S. security inspector received a credible death threat for denying approval over a shipment from the Mexican state of Michoacán.

Although Mexican and American authorities are actively working to resume exports to the U.S., the suspension order remained in place as of Friday, February 18.

In 2021 Michoacán shipped to the United States 2.25 billion pounds, and this volume has been increasing in recent years, 3.4% with respect to the volume in 2020 and 20%, when compared against 2019, following this line of growth in 2022, would expect a magnitude ranging between 2.34 to 2.7 billion pounds.

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Paola Ochoa is Director of Operations and Engineering Liaison 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.


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