The New Zealand avocado industry is vibrant and growing, with a vision and strategy in place to quadruple sales to $280m and triple productivity by 2023.
There is a surge in orchard plantings in New Zealand as a result of the recent returns achieved. There are 3,800 hectares in production with an expected 1,000 hectares likely to begin producing in the next two to five years. The industry is confident there is market demand across the export and New Zealand market provided we continue to produce high quality avocados that meet consumer needs.
Industry stakeholders will be investing into people with skills in horticulture, technology, communications and global trade to deliver upon their growth objectives and deliver premium avocados from New Zealand to the world.