The price at origin of bananas in the third week of the year (between 16 and 22 January) stood at 61.69 Euro/100 kg, which is the highest since November 2015 and almost double (+92.12%) those reached in the same week of 2016 (32.11 Euro/100 kg).
During Chinese New Year, imported fruit prices continue to rise. Cherries are a popular gift, and generally fruit consumption during peaks during the days the Chinese spent at home, celebrating the New Year holidays with their families.
Avocados from Jalisco that could not enter the United States because of problems over a work plan, could be sold in Mexico or Canada, said Ignacio Gomez, the leader of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Avocados from Jalisco.
According to Potatoes USA officials, an “important and very positive step” has been taken, after 15 years of trying, to gain access to the market in Mexico - U.S. potatoes may soon be crossing the border.