Strikes bring Mexico’s avocado capital to standstill

Wed 07/11/2018 by Richard Wilkinson
Strikes bring Mexico’s avocado capital to standstill

Michoacán’s avocado producers unhappy with the low prices have blocked roads, stopping the cultivation and exports of the fruit. They are demanding a raise in prices, following the sharp fall in recent weeks. Meetings have taken place between representatives of the sectors to find a solution to a situation which so far has led to 50,000 tons of avocado not being exported to the US and 3,500 tons not shipped to Europe and Japan. This has led to a rise in prices in the US, Mexico’s main market. However, once the dispute has been resolved, it is expected that the price will fall once again.

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