Avocado: the product with the highest price increase in Mexico

MEXICO  In the week of May 20 to 24, avocado was the product that registered the most variation in the markets of the country, being sold at US$2.35 per kilo in Mérida and up to US$3.65 in Puebla.

 

According to the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco) in convenience stores kilogram of avocado, sugar and tomato raised its price to US$4.05, US$2.53 and US$0.93 in that order, and the kilo of onion and lemon dropped to US$1.76 and US$0.85 respectively, compared to last week.

 

In the Central de Abasto (Ceda) of Mexico City, the kilogram of avocado was increased to US$3.55, while the kilo of tomato, sugar and lemon remained at US$0.78, US$1.77 and US$0.78  respectively, and the onion went down to US$0.73 per kilogram.

 

In the popular “CTM” market of San Nicolás de los Garza, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, the lemon and avocado increased to US$1.30 and US$3.91 per kilo; the onion, the sugar and the egg did not register movements, being offered in US$1.56, US$1.04 and US$1.41 the kilo, in that order, and the kilo of tomato lowered to US$0.68.

 

While, in markets of Guadalajara, the price of citrus increased slightly and was sold at US$0.68; the kilogram of tomato and sugar remained at US$0.73 and US$0.91, and the kilo of avocado, onion and egg dropped to US$3.55, US$0.78 and US$1.28.

 

In markets of Mérida, the kilogram of onion and egg increased to US$0.78 and US$1.36, respectively; the lemon and sugar remained at US$0.26 and US$1.04, and the kilogram of green fruit and tomato dropped to US$2.35 and US$0.78.

 

Finally, in Puebla, the kilogram of eggs, tomatoes, onions and lemons dropped to US$1.15, US$0.73, US$0.83, US$0.78. The avocado remained at US$3.65 per kilo, while the price of the sweetener increased, reaching US$0.99 per kilogram.

 

Source: El economista