Which Country Eats the Most Avocados in the World?

Pome Fruits And Stone Fruits February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global avocado consumption amounted to 5,369 thousand tonnes in 2015, increasing by +3.8% against the previous year level. Overall, the global avocado consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.0%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the output figure increased by +15% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global avocado consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Avocado Consuming Countries in the World

1. USA (829K Tonnes)

2. Mexico (776K Tonnes)

3. Dominican Republic (507K Tonnes)

4. Indonesia (310K Tonnes)

5. Colombia (309K Tonnes)

Global Avocado Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were the United States (829 thousand tonnes), Mexico (776 thousand tonnes), the Dominican Republic (507 thousand tonnes), together comprising 40% of total consumption. They were followed by Indonesia with a 6% of global consumption share and Colombia with a 6% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of avocado consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by the Dominican Republic (+13.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

The highest levels of avocado per capita consumption was registered in the Dominican Republic (48.15 kg/year), followed by Colombia (6.40 kg/year), Mexico (6.11 kg/year), the United States (2.58 kg/year) and Indonesia (1.20 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of avocado was estimated at 1.39 kg/year in 2015.

In the Dominican Republic, per capita avocado consumption has grown noticably (+12.1% per year) in recent years. In 2015, the Dominican Republic per capita consumption reached 48.15 kg/year as compared with 19.30 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Avocados - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025