9 Jun 2014

Avocado industry doubles sales

3:36 pm on 9 June 2014

New Zealand's avocado industry has more than doubled its sales from last season to $136 million setting new records in export and local markets.

The previous sales record of $84 million was set in the 2009 to 2010 season.

New Zealand Avocado's chief executive Jen Scoular said this season's surge is due to better results in the Australian and New Zealand markets and closer collaboration between growers, packers, marketers and exporters.