The chart belows captures historical California avocado harvest, acreage, crop value and price data for the California avocado industry from 1971/1972 to the most recent season.

YearBearing AcresVolume (millions of pounds)Crop Value ($)Price Per Pound (¢)Average Dollars Per Bearing Acre ($)Average Pounds Per Bearing Acre
71/7219,03951.7$24,608,84647.58$1,2932,715
72/7319,611139.9$38,188,18627.28$1,9477,134
73/7420,741105.9$41,997,54339.63$2,0255,106
74/7520,715208.7$49,529,96923.73$2,39110,075
75/7624,882116.0$61,000,79452.60$2,4524,662
76/7729,041239.1$71,220,50729.78$2,4528,233
77/7833,866213.4$79,685,61437.33$2,3536,301
78/7939,802246.2$85,359,79534.67$2,1456,186
79/8044,369148.4$111,003,23174.79$2,5023,345
80/8147,831475.5$84,963,82517.87$1,7769,941
81/8264,798312.6$107,740,74534.47$1,6634,824
82/8369,448402.8$92,622,28622.99$1,3345,800
83/8472,296492.5$91,102,86918.50$1,2606,812
84/8572,861396.9$115,562,99929.10$1,5865,447
85/8674,131319.2$162,095,05850.78$2,1874,306
86/8774,812555.6$93,875,41416.90$1,2557,427
87/8876,307358.1$203,796,64956.91$2,6714,693
88/8975,062329.6$207,124,11162.84$2,7594,391
89/9073,368207.9$237,547,848114.23$3,2382,834
90/9171,007271.5$193,188,39571.16$2,7213,824
91/9269,582310.9$182,596,79258.73$2,6244,468
92/9368,159569.8$117,939,34620.70$1,7308,360
93/9466,865271.0$251,086,52192.67$3,7554,053
94/9561,254304.2$227,313,72074.73$3,7114,966
95/9661,125340.4$235,225,72869.10$3,8485,569
96/9760,674329.1$258,991,04078.71$4,2695,424
97/9859,895304.9$261,126,59085.64$4,3605,091
98/9959,385271.5$328,745,982121.09$5,5364,572
99/0058,987321.1$339,443,632105.71$5,7555,444
00/0158,601422.3$314,919,28674.57$5,3747,206
01/0258,227399.7$357,785,35089.51$6,1456,865
02/0359,326335.2$363,104,986108.32$6,1215,650
03/0460,566431.8$379,846,52087.97$6,2727,129
04/0561,712300.4$275,034,42091.55$4,4574,868
05/0662,093600.9$341,175,67356.78$5,4959,677
06/0764,999259.3$244,911,16794.45$3,7683,989
07/0865,497328.8$327,141,68999.50$4,9955,020
08/0964,555174.5$199,625,988114.40$3,0922,703
09/1058,268534.5$402,770,89375.35$6,9129,173
10/1157,532302.5$460,209,682152.10$7,9995,258
11/1259,629462.3$381,852,46782.60$6,4047,753
12/1357,838500.2$435,023,14287.00$7,5218,648
13/1457,219297.5$333,216,563112.00$5,8235,199
14/1551,478279.0$303,160,400108.60$5,8895,420
15/1651,902401.4$412,332,493102.70$7,9447,733

 

Please Note:

  1. Acreage from 1971/72 through 1986/87, derived from the California Department of Food & Agriculture's (CDFA) crop statistics.
  2. Acreage from 1987/88 through 2005/06, based on CAC's 1987, 1990, 1994/95, 1998, 2001 aerial survey, attrition adjustments, CDFA crop statistics and county agricultural commissioner data.
  3. Acreage from 2006/07 to 2015/16, based on CAC's aerial/satellite remote sensing survey, attrition factors and further sources, such as county agricultural commissioner data.