Avocados Are More Popular Than Ever

If you’re a guacamole fan, get ready to pay more for your avocados. Due to a global increase in demand and reduced harvests from major producers, avocado prices are at a record high. A 10-kilogram box of Hass avocados from Mexico sells for roughly $27.89, which is more than double last year’s prices. After the growers strike in Mexico and the California drought that caused a low supply, analysts expect these prices to remain at “elevated levels.” Production in California is supposed to be down by about 44% this year, so it doesn’t help that the U.S. is the world’s largest avocado consumer and importer.   


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