HEMISFERIOS IX (Imports eXports)  is a leading Import-eXport company specialized in the trade of Hass Avocado.  We are located in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico (world’s avocado capital) and market avocado and avocado products all over the world with markets including, but not limited to, North America, Europe, and Asia.

We comply with all quality standards that authorities, our clients and consumers need and desire.

At HEMISFERIOS we pride ourselves at being able to supply our clients all year round, through a comprehensive and trustworthy supplier base right here in our own backyard – Uruapan, Michoacán.  We work directly with avocado growers (suppliers) and get you the best quality avocado at the best possible price from a wide range of producers.

We can pack your shipment of avocados with your own label or brand so that you can sell it to the public or other clients.  We can also pack the product unbranded or with our own Hemisferios IX label.  We will work with depending on your needs.

If you are a first time avocado importer, we can do with all the logistics and deliver the product at your door; or if you already have a specific way of importing we can also work with you.

Our company’s main offices are in Mexico, but can arrange meetings in Los Angeles, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver, and Shanghai.

HEMISFERIOS is a company registered in Mexico. The company imports and exports through Manzanillo Lazaro Cárdenas ports in the Pacific Ocean, Juárez at the US border, and Veracruz in the Golf of Mexico, and has links with all major ports worldwide.

Contact us for a quote or more info:

Lic. Hugo Ríos
Hemisferios IX SA de CV

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Contact us to Import the best quality avocado the world has to offer.  We’ll be happy to assist you.


Ripe Avocado – An avocado is ripe when its skin turns from green to a dark brown-green color and “gives” slightly when it is gently squeezed. You can select the best, ripe and ready-to-eat avocado by looking for one that is slightly soft, without dark sunken spots or cracks.


Mexico plays leading role in avocado exports
Mexico is by far the largest avocado producer, accounting for about 30% of the total.  And its avocados are of superior quality and taste. Mexico’s share was greater in 2000. Therefore, production increased faster in the rest of the world (+76%) than in Mexico (+39%) (table 1).

Chile is the number two producer in the world, but the its quality is lower and more watery than its creamier Mexican counterpart. Nowadays, over 350,000 tonnes of avocados are harvested there. Next are three countries that produce a lot but export little, namely the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and Colombia. Peru, the number three exporter, follows with a production of well over 210,000 tonnes by now. Spain is the first and only European country with a meaningful avocado production. At present, over 80,000 of them are harvested each year. Portugal, the other European producer, harvests less than 20,000 tonnes (table 1).

Mexico accounts for half of world trade
Nearly half of all internationally traded avocados como from Mexico, and about 80% of that figure come from the estate of Michoacán, particularly from Uruapan and surroundings (table 2). It came to nearly 500,000 tonnes valued at 0.9 billion dollars in 2012. Export increases every year, but the increase from 2010 to 2011 was very substantial. Three quarters of Mexican export is directed at their northern neighbour, the USA. Last year, 370,000 tonnes of Mexican produce went across their northern border. Japan bought a lot more Mexican avocados last year than previously: 50,000 tonnes. Canada is their third largest customer. Mexico exports about 30% of its production.