Avocados are seen at a packaging warehouse of Hoja Redonda plantation in Chincha, Peru, September 3, 2015. The eighth World Avocado Congress, an event dedicated to production, export and marketing of Hass avocados, will be held in Peru from September 13 to September 18. Peru is the second largest exporter of Hass avocados in the world, according to local media.

Mexican avocado prices are falling as shortage fears turn to mush

32.3 pesos

Good weather, improved pest control, and larger crops are boosting production and reducing the prices of Mexican avocados, from 60.8 pesos ($3.20) per kilogram in July to 32.3 pesos in November.

Published   |  Photo by Reuters/Mariana Bazo
Avocados are seen at a packaging warehouse of Hoja Redonda plantation in Chincha, Peru, September 3, 2015. The eighth World Avocado Congress, an event dedicated to production, export and marketing of Hass avocados, will be held in Peru from September 13 to September 18. Peru is the second largest exporter of Hass avocados in the world, according to local media.
32.3 pesos

Prices had almost doubled between 2015 and 2017, and Mexico even considered importing its signature fruit.

Avocados are seen at a packaging warehouse of Hoja Redonda plantation in Chincha, Peru, September 3, 2015. The eighth World Avocado Congress, an event dedicated to production, export and marketing of Hass avocados, will be held in Peru from September 13 to September 18. Peru is the second largest exporter of Hass avocados in the world, according to local media.
32.3 pesos

Mexico is expected to export more avocado, so prices in the US are not expected to reach the levels seen earlier this year. A package of the fruit in the US went from costing $37 in January to $84 in September.

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