DALLAS — This year, the Mexican state of Jalisco delivered avocados to the United States for the first time ever.
The plans for this export from Jalisco began in 2021 when Mexican authorities announced that the United States would be allowed to receive imports from the additional Mexican state.
Previously, Mexican avocados were only exported from the state of Michoacán, which already supplies billions of pounds of avocados to the United States each year, according to the Hass Avocado Board.
"Our expansion into the Jalisco region strengthens our grower base and allows us to increase our import numbers, enhancing our mission of providing consumers with the freshest avocados year-round," said Ron Campbell, executive director at the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association.
According to the Hass Avocado Board, “In the past seven years alone, US consumption of avocados from Mexico, the number one selling avocado brand in the United States, has doubled – now at more than eight pounds per capita per year.”
"This first export of avocados from Jalisco only improves the already positive economic benefits of avocado imports from Mexico," said Campbell. "In fact, because Avocados From Mexico has tapped into US culinary trends of consumers, it's boosted avocado consumption by over 600%, an impressive 10% average annual growth rate and we expect it only to increase."