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UPDATE: Avocados

February 17, 2017
Mexican avocado supplies are extremely tight due to a decline in production. California fruit is being harvested, but current stocks are being limited by rain.
  • Current estimates predict the industry will harvest approximately 30 million pounds of fruit weekly; seasonal averages are usually 45-50 million pounds per week
  • The Mexican crop size is much lower than initially anticipated at the start of the season
  • Limited production will result in high price; Mexican growers are trying to stretch the current supplies to avoid product gaps
  • All sizes are extremely limited; demand exceeds supply
  • Flexibility in sizing and grade may be needed for order coverage
  • The California crop is 50% below last season’s volume
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information. 
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