“Early indications clearly show a superior quantity of very good sized avocados on healthier trees”

Tom Smith

The New Zealand avocado marketplace has developed from a substantial of $68m in 2011 to a forecast of above $200m in 2020. Practically 44,000 tonnes of avocados were harvested this year, with 4.9 million trays exported. Sales in the New Zealand industry will leading 2.5 million trays. New Zealand has […]

The New Zealand avocado marketplace has developed from a substantial of $68m in 2011 to a forecast of above $200m in 2020. Practically 44,000 tonnes of avocados were harvested this year, with 4.9 million trays exported. Sales in the New Zealand industry will leading 2.5 million trays. New Zealand has above 4,000 hectares of avocado trees in production with a even more 1,000 hectares a short while ago planted now beginning to arrive into production.

Avocado offer to the New Zealand marketplace runs year-spherical. and exports start in July, with the primary export period running from September to February.

New Zealand avocados are exported to 11 export markets such as Australia, Thailand, China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and India.

“An enhanced international emphasis on health and fitness and holding very well has resulted in wonderful chance for New Zealand to supply our organic, very nutritious avocados to people. The New Zealand avocado sector is vibrant and rising and on keep track of to realize its vision to quadruple income to $280m and triple productivity by 2023, and has a extensive phrase tactic to become a billion dollar sector by 2040,” describes Jen Scoular, CEO NZ Avocado.

There are above 4,000 hectares of avocado trees planted in New Zealand. 54% of avocado generation came from the Bay of Lots in 2020 with 39% coming out of the Northland. The remaining avocado production arrived from South Auckland, the Coromandel and Gisborne.

H2o prerequisites
Recent analysis demonstrates that avocado rising regions in New Zealand acquire 2-3 occasions the demanded total of yearly rainfall to deliver avocados, but not all that rainfall arrives when the tree wants it. In some scenarios avocado growers retailer and use drinking water for frost security and irrigation. Avocado growers in New Zealand operate in just the necessities of their regional councils and environmental companies to make certain that they comply with New Zealand’s Resource Administration Act to be certain drinking water allocation and use is carried out in a sustainable way.

NZ Avocado is enterprise a daily life cycle evaluation (LCA) analyze to ascertain the carbon footprint of avocados grown in New Zealand. The LCA task will measure inputs and outputs throughout New Zealand avocado orchards, article-harvest and onward distribution to sector. The effects will be employed to benchmark environmental impacts and sustainability of New Zealand grown avocados.

“As an sector we are embarking on an avocado sustainability journey and we are geared up to evaluation and transform methods where by it is discovered that extra constructive outcomes could be attained. NZAGA, the New Zealand growers association recognises that people want to know that the avocados they buy have been created in a way that seems just after the surroundings, making certain long term generations can improve and love avocados.

Initial nationwide avocado crop estimate 2021 time
New Zealand is anticipating a near-report crop quantity for the 2021 year, with hundreds of hectares of new plantings coming more into output and a great crop at the moment hanging on the trees. Although it has been dry in some locations for extended periods, the growing season has furnished a lot more regular rainfall than the former time which is encouraging for tree well being and fruit dimensions.

“We are at present enterprise the initially nationwide avocado crop estimate for the 2021 period. The final estimate is not still available, on the other hand early indications demonstrate a good volume of excellent sized avocados on healthy trees. We foresee a total crop quantity very similar to the period just finished, nonetheless the total crop and export packout can nevertheless be impacted by environmental aspects amongst now and the end of the export year.”

2020 avocado season
New Zealand has lately accomplished the 2020 avocado time, which produced the best quantity in 4 many years, with volumes for export up 10% on the former period.

“Desire for avocados from New Zealand has been powerful in our biggest export marketplaces Australia, Thailand and Taiwan. New Zealand avocado volumes to Australia are up 45% on the former year, with a mix of a limited Australian domestic provide and great New Zealand export packouts contributing to the boost. Volumes are down a little in New Zealand’s prime Asian markets Thailand and Taiwan, and down pretty significantly in Korea and China, in which sea and air freight disruption has experienced a key influence on New Zealand’s skill to assure top quality top quality fruit. Exporters have elected to prioritise exports to marketplaces wherever freight has been far more trusted, to keep away from disappointing buyers and people in other markets with fruit age related good quality issues.”

The NZ avocado field worked collaboratively to gain industry accessibility and to get started exporting to China in 2018 and India in 2013. These are the latest marketplaces for avocados from New Zealand.

“Our to start with NZ Avocado promotion marketing campaign in Taiwan was executed in 2020. NZ Avocado exports to Taiwan have developed promptly in the past three seasons, this year Taiwan was New Zealand’s third biggest current market by export quantity. The campaign focussed on connecting the New Zealand avocado story with focus on people in Taiwan by a social media marketing campaign and influencer marketing action.”

Environment Avocado Congress 2023
New Zealand was voted by worldwide avocado growers as the following nation to host the Environment Avocado Congress to showcase the world wide avocado industry in 2023.

“We come to feel a potent sense of responsibility to avocado growers and marketers about the earth to reveal the advances being built in accountable and sustainable avocado expanding, and New Zealand will be the suitable area to do that in 2023.”

April 2023 has been determined as a most likely time to host the function and a committee of earth avocado leaders is currently being shaped to steer the function preparing and determine on the concept and concentration of the congress.

“With innovations being manufactured about the globe in avocado expanding, lowering environmental impacts, strengthening efficiencies in the provide chain, as effectively as astounding avocado diet and overall health exploration it is sure to be a well known celebration. We glimpse forward to demonstrating some of New Zealand’s have avocado improvements at the party also.”

For additional facts:
Mel Conrad
New Zealand Avocado
T  +64 7 571 6147
[email protected]

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