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One kilo of avocado can cost a day’s pay in Mexico

80 pesos

One kilo of avocado can cost the same as the daily minimum wage in Mexico, at 80 pesos ($4.50).

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Mexico is the biggest exporter of avocados in the world. It makes more money with the fruit than with oil.

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80 pesos

Mexico accounts for almost 60% of the global production of avocados. Within Mexico, the state of Michoacán produces 85% of that output.

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But Mexico exports so much of the fruit that avocados are getting harder to find and more expensive inside the country.

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Many Mexicans, who use avocados in various recipes, are unable to buy them. And consumption is falling, from 8 kg per person in 2015 to 7.2 kg in 2016.

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Mexico’s economy secretary Ildefonso Guajardo even considered starting to import the fruit from abroad. Other producers include Colombia and Peru.

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