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Food ‘Demand Explosion’ Rockets Avocado Prices to Record High

19:35  05 may  2017
19:35  05 may  2017 Source:   grubstreet.com

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Demand for avocados has grown dramatically in recent years. Consumers are drawn to the fruit because it is Avocados have the highest protein and oil content of any fruit and are also believed to help reduce the Fumasi also believes that avocado prices will "remain at relatively elevated levels.

Avocados lie on display at a Spanish producer's stand at the Fruit Logistica agricultural trade fair on February 8, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The fair, which takes place from February 8-10, is taking place amidst poor weather and harvest conditions in Spain that have led to price increases and even rationing at supmermarkets for fresh vegetables across Europe. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) © Sean Gallup Avocados lie on display at a Spanish producer's stand at the Fruit Logistica agricultural trade fair on February 8, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The fair, which takes place from February 8-10, is taking place amidst poor weather and harvest conditions in Spain that have led to price increases and even rationing at supmermarkets for fresh vegetables across Europe. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Avocados are something of a problematic little fruit, between the deforestation and involvement of drug gangs. That hasn’t slowed down the growth in demand, causing avocado prices to hit a record high. Production by Mexican farmers, who are the United States’ main suppliers, is expected to decrease by 20 percent, and California’s output could be slashed by 50 to 60 percent due to bad weather.

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There's a major price shock on the way: the price of avocado is going to surge, as a result of increased demand and supply issue in the major exporters. This simple application of D&S means that, inevitably prices will rise.

Avocados are a popular product in supermarket trolleys of late, with heightened demand and shortened supply seeing record prices .

The problem in Mexico is that bad weather has happened during an off year for avocado trees, when they’d be producing less fruits anyway. This has caused the price of Mexican Hass avocados to increase by more than 100 percent, with 22-pound boxes now going for $26. To compensate for the thinning supply, Peru, where output will probably also decline, is expected to relieve American brunchers with emergency avocados. This is all happening, Nicolaus Vorwerk of guacamole exporter Agora America tells Financial Times, during a “demand explosion” across the globe from Europe (where 8.8-pound boxes cost almost twice as much as in 2009) to China.

Fast spread with avocado, arugula and orange .
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