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Avocado Consumption In The USA:
Monthly shipments of avocados to the U.S. have set a new record.
In January consumption stood at nearly 320 million pounds.
That figure represents a 33% year-over-year increase, according to research from Rabobank .
Shipments in March are up by 20% compared to the same time in 2020.
Rabobank does not expect prices to hit the same levels as 2019.
However, it anticipates average avocado prices to remain higher than in 2020.
The report estimates shipments for 2021 and 2022 to be up 12% compared to the three-year average for 2018 to 2020.
Per-capita consumption has more than doubled between 2010 and 2020.
Data shows, consumption per person will hit more than 8.5 pounds per year, and could surpass 11 pounds per person by 2026.
Interest in healthy eating is driving demand along with restaurant reopenings and a boost in economic activity as pandemic restrictions lift, but issues […]