Colombia Avocado Board Reports Colombia Avocados Continue to Grow in U.S. Market Presence; Manuel Michel Comments



Colombia Avocado Board Reports Colombia Avocados Continue to Grow in U.S. Market Presence; Manuel Michel Comments


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ORLANDO, FL - Colombian avocados are currently in their peak as the Colombian Avocado Board announced that Colombia is currently at the peak of its traviesa season. The traviesa season typically runs April through August and can peak anytime between May and June.

Manuel Michel, Managing Director, Colombia Avocado Board
Manuel Michel, Executive Director, Colombia Avocado Board

“Colombia is at a crossroads of opportunity that is generating economic development, and the Hass avocado sector is spearheading efforts in sustainability thanks to their rich agricultural heritage and commitment to maintaining biodiversity through environmental stewardship,” stated Manuel Michel, Executive Director.

According to a press release, the U.S. market can expect arrivals of more than 50 containers a week of avocados from Colombia. This volume will decrease gradually over the course of the season.

The Colombian Avocado Board announced that Colombia is currently at the peak of its traviesa season

“CAB is excited to be part of the ongoing development and to support the avocado growers, exporters, and importers as they invest in Colombia and leverage their logistical advantage to the East Coast," added Michel.

The 2023 season concluded with some of the highest shipment totals ever for Colombia avocados, exceeding 32 million pounds. For 2024, shipments are projected to increase by over 50 percent, reaching a total volume of 50 million pounds for the entire year.

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