Avocados: Harvested Area, by year
in thousand hectares
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Time period: 2010 to 2022
  • Published: Feb 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Rapid Growth in Harvested Area

Between 2010 and 2022, the global harvested area of avocados experienced a significant increase, with the area expanding from 430.28 thousand hectares to 884.04 thousand hectares. This growth reflects a more than doubling of the harvested area in just a span of 12 years, highlighting the rising demand and cultivation of avocados globally.

Year-on-Year Growth Rates Vary

The year-on-year growth rates in the harvested area show variability, with the largest increase observed between 2021 and 2022, where the area surged by 43.79 thousand hectares. Comparatively, the smallest growth was between 2016 and 2017, with an increase of 14.34 thousand hectares, indicating fluctuating annual investments and expansions in avocado cultivation.

Consistent Upward Trend

Every year from 2010 through 2022 witnessed an increase in the avocado harvested area, signaling a consistent upward trend without any declines. This consistency underlines the agricultural sector's steady focus on expanding avocado production to meet growing global consumption.

Acceleration in Recent Years

The pace of growth in avocado harvested area has accelerated in the most recent years. The period from 2020 to 2022 saw an addition of 71.21 thousand hectares, which is nearly equivalent to the total growth observed over the five years from 2010 to 2015 (145.35 thousand hectares). This acceleration suggests an increasing recognition of avocados' profitability and market demand.

Significant Growth Since 2010

Since 2010, the avocado harvested area increased by 453.76 thousand hectares, marking a substantial expansion in global avocado cultivation. This growth not only reflects the crop's rising popularity but also points towards a significant change in agricultural practices and land use dedicated to avocado farming over the past decade.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which year witnessed the largest growth in harvested area for avocados?

The largest growth in harvested area was observed between 2021 and 2022, with an addition of 43.79 thousand hectares.

Terms and Definitions

The harvested area of a crop refers to the specific ground space that was used to grow and has been harvested of a particular crop within a given time period, usually a year. It does not include the area that was planted but failed to grow or was not harvested for any reason.

Avocados are an edible fruit produced by the avocado tree. Known scientifically as Persea americana, avocados are valued for their high nutrient value and are added to various dishes due to their good flavor and rich texture. They are the primary ingredient in guacamole.

This is the practice of growing various types of crops in the same area in sequenced seasons. Crop rotation gives various benefits for crops and ground, including enhancing soil nutrient, reducing soil erosion, and controlling weeds and pests.

Crop yield refers to the measure of the amount of a crop (in kilograms or tons, etc.) that were harvested per unit of land area. It's a measure often used by farmers, agronomists, and others involved in agriculture to determine the success of a crop during a growing season.

Organic farming is a method of crop and livestock production that involves much more than choosing not to use pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics, and growth hormones. It is a holistic system designed to optimize the productivity and fitness of diverse communities within the agro-ecosystem, including soil organisms, plants, livestock and people.

Pesticides are chemical or biological agents (such as a virus, bacterium, antimicrobial, or disinfectant) that deter, incapacitate, kill, or otherwise discourage pests. They can protect crops from potential damage, but their use can also have environmental and health impacts.

Irrigation is the artificial process of applying controlled amounts of water to land to assist in the production of crops. It helps to maintain landscapes, and replenish groundwater in dry seasons or periods of drought.
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