Kenya’s deputy high commissioner to India, Irene Olio, recently commented on the nation’s avocado exports: “The first shipment has just arrived at Mumbai port. And there are many tons more to come.” She was referring to the arrival of the first batch of avocados to India from the African country.

Considering the sky-rocketing popularity of this fruit, the export and import of avocado has become a high stakes, big bucks trade bonanza that has garnered the attention of countries as well as agro export-import businesses in India and around the world.

Avocado remains a high-end premium product in India. That could change with Kenya, the top avocado producer in Africa, entering the fray. While one piece of avocado could cost as much as Rs 100, the arrival of the Kenyan variant could bring the prices down.

[ Rs 100 = €1.10 ]