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Mexico: Michoacán's U.S. avocado exports surpass target

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Mexico: Michoacán's U.S. avocado exports surpass target

Avocado exports from the Mexican state of Michoacán came to a close yesterday for the 2010-11 season, with expected total shipments of 277,703 metric tons (MT) to the U.S., newspaper Cambio de Michoacán reported.

Michoacán Association of Avocado Producers and Packer-Exporters (APEAM) manager Alberto Ayala, told the newspaper the industry had originally aimed to export 200,000MT to the North American country.

But despite the uptick in exports to its major avocado market and Japan (20%), the state registered falls in exports to other markets such as Canada (-7%), Central America (-17%), Europe (-39%) and Asia (-65%), the story reported.

In total, shipments to non-U.S. markets fell 7% to 68,647MT for the season.

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