Avocados avoid logistical mush — Panjiva

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Avocados avoid logistical mush

Ags - Fruit/Veg 134 Consumer Staples 762 Mexico 885 U.S. 5322 USMCA 456

Fans of guacamole, avocado toast, and cinco de mayo narrowly missed experiencing supply chain issues firsthand as the U.S. temporarily banned imports of avocadoes from Mexico. The restriction was spurred by death threats made to an on-site U.S. Agriculture inspector who among other things checks that the avocadoes were grown in that state. Panjiva data shows that $2.8 billion dollars in avocados arrived in the U.S. in 2021, up 25.3% year over year from 2020. This accounted for 91.6% of U.S. avocado imports, with another 6.1% coming from Peru. Mexican production also would have been harme...

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