Colombia Avocado Board Notes Avocado Growth Presents Opportunities for U.S. Retailers; William Watson and Ricardo Uribe Detail



Colombia Avocado Board Notes Avocado Growth Presents Opportunities for U.S. Retailers; William Watson and Ricardo Uribe Detail


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ORLANDO, FL - I see a green sunrise on the horizon. Colombian avocados are making their way to United States shores, as the Colombia Avocado Board (CAB) recently announced a 104 percent increase in total avocado pounds shipped to the country thus far for the 2022–2023 season.

William Watson, Managing Director, Colombia Avocado Board“We’re extremely excited about the growth we have experienced over the last two years and can’t wait to see where we are in the years to come,” William Watson, Managing Director of CAB, said. “Our ability to ship directly to the U.S., one of the strongest avocado consumption markets in the world, is a great asset to Colombia Avocados suppliers, but also an opportunity for American consumers as they have more supply choices to meet their growing demand.”

Hass Avocado Board, which tracks shipments and sales of Hass avocados from all growing regions, provided this insightful data. As noted in the release, avocado production and orchard development have rapidly increased in the last two years.

Colombia Avocado Board recently announced a 104 percent increase in total avocado pounds shipped to the U.S. thus far in the 2022–2023 season

In 2021, there were 150 orchards producing just under 6.5 million pounds of avocados. Today, there are 488 orchards across eight states, and production is soaring with nearly 25 million pounds of avocados being produced in the 2023 season so far, a 325 percent increase since 2021.

Ricardo Uribe, Chairman, Colombia Avocado Board“The benefits we have seen from the U.S. market are astronomical, and we are thrilled that the demand for our avocados continues to rise,” said Ricardo Uribe, Chairman of CAB. “We’re proud to be able to keep up with demand, and our efforts to provide high-quality produce year after year remain steadfast.”

Although Colombia has produced and distributed avocados for years, CAB’s alliance with the U.S. market has greatly expanded the company’s infrastructure. The 2022–2023 season is in full swing, and production is higher than ever before.

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