Agri-food exports from The Netherlands to Mexico continue on their growth path, reaching a record total value of € 522 million in 2022. Vegetable seeds, fertilizers, and dairy products topped the list. Meanwhile, Mexican agri-food exports to The Netherlands continue to fall, with a particularly sharp decline in avocado exports in 2022.
Drop in avocado exports
Mexican agri-food exports to The Netherlands are not as successful as would be desired: Its total value has steadily decreased over the last three years: from € 356 million in 2019 to € 266 million in 2022. Avocados, which had in previous years become Mexico’s number one agri-food export product to The Netherlands, fell from € 59 million in 2021 to barely € 9 million in 2022.
Experts point to the relatively low supply and the resulting higher prices of Mexican avocados, compared to other producing countries, in 2022, as the main reason for this significant drop in exports.