Colombia has increased its avocado exports to Asia, positioning itself to serve this market well and compete with Mexico, the world’s largest producer. But what is the reason for this increase in production in Colombia? In addition to the favorable growing conditions, the increase in demand has increased significantly, as well as consumer preference for the quality of Colombian vs. Mexican avocados. Many consider Colombian avocados to be much softer and creamier compared to Mexican avocados.
Looking ahead, the most demanding market for avocados is expected to come from the Asia-Pacific region, and countries such as Colombia, which has expanded its avocado export facilities to Asia, will meet this demand with high production to compete with Mexico, the world leader.
With the global avocado market expected to grow at a rate of 7.2% per year by 2022-2030, there is plenty of room for new players to enter the market and for existing players to expand their operations.