Mexico. – For a few weeks, the price of kilogram of avocado Rapid eruptions in the Mexican Republic have, on average, reached each kg. for 120 pesos According to the report reported by the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco), of this fruit.
The federal agency detailed that, at the beginning of this month of May 2022, the maximum price for a kilogram of avocado in Mexico City and the metropolitan area was 115 pesos for the end consumer. However, the Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office revealed that the coveted fruit had a maximum price per kg in the second week of this month. 129.90 pesos,
Meanwhile, the agency reported that in the national capital and metropolitan area, the average price of a kilogram of avocado was 99.39 pesos. However, he pointed out, in some markets and self-service stores it is sold for 120 pesos per kg or more.
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Last year, Agricultural Market Consulting Group (GCMA) announced that in the first fortnight of April that year, the kilogram of avocado in the city Mexico, Monterrey and Guadalajara It was offered at an average price of around 57 pesos, which means that currently, the product has doubled the cost of last year.
Last April 2022, the Agricultural Markets Consultative Group reported that, as a result of higher prices per kg of avocado, exports of this product suffered a decline in the first two months of the current year.
Special agency estimates indicate that between January and February this year, only Mexico 201 thousand tons exported of this fruit, as compared to 289 thousand tonnes sold abroad during the first two months of 2021.
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However, the GCMA emphasized that despite the fact that Mexico exported fewer avocados during the first two months, it reported a 15% increase in revenue from sales, rising from $517 million to $517 million. happened. $600 million,
a luxury! Avocado kilo reaches 130 pesos, and continues to rise, reports Profeco