In recent weeks, the price of lemon increased by up to 70% due to shortages; However, today, Friday, September 8, there has been a slight decrease in its value in some markets. According to wholesalers, this is due to low demand from retailers.
Why is the price of lemon falling?
In this regard, the producer from the San Lorenzo Valley (Piura), elmer saw, assured that the sale of a bag of citrus is S/300, when a few days ago it cost S/500. He mentioned that the decrease in price is a consequence of the entry of lemon from other countries.
“The lemon shortage continues, but they have lowered the price because lemons from Colombia are entering, what worries us is that, with the fruit, the yellow dragon plague will enter, which would totally affect us producers,” he said.
How much is a kilo of lemon?
Today, Friday, September 8, some markets have decreased citrus price.
- Cusco: the kilo is 12 soles.
- Piura: 25 lemons sell for 8 soles.
- Lambayeque: 25 lemons at 15 soles (the decrease in value is minimal).
Why is there a lemon shortage?
According to Midagri, the rise in lemon price This is due to lower production of the product because heavy rains in the northern regions prevented flowering in thousands of hectares.
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