“We still buy avocados, just not as much as we would like,” Corona said.
The government says increased demand in the United States and a slight drop in production are to blame.
The price in the United States hit $2.23 per pound this week. In late June, the most expensive stores in Mexico had about the same prices, though the average cost per kilogram in Mexico is just under $2.
“Prices for Hass avocados have been rising for several weeks because of a drop in production of 1.2% … added to the priority given to exports, which were 7.6% higher between January and May than they were last year,” the government consumer protection agency said in a report.