Nearly two-thirds of New Mexico onion shipments occur during July and August.
Shipments of Southern New Mexico onions in 2019 totaled 9.93 million 40-pound cartons, down from 10.34 million cartons in 2018 and 11.43 million cartons in 2017.
In 2019, shipments of New Mexico onions began in May and barely extended into early November.
The percent of total New Mexico onion annual shipments by month:
- May: less than 1 percent;
- June: 34 percent;
- July: 43 percent;
- August: 21 percent;
- September: 1 percent;
- October: less than 1 percent; and
- November: less than 1 percent.
In June 2019, New Mexico onions accounted for 35 percent of total U.S. onion shipments, increasing to 45 percent in July and declining to 21 percent in August.