Avocado prices have risen by 40% due to violence and the suspension of exports, small traders complain

Avocado prices have risen by 40% due to violence and the suspension of exports, small traders complain
Avocado prices have risen by 40% due to violence and the suspension of exports, small traders complain

EFE.- The National Alliance of Small Merchants (ANPEC) accused that the price of avocado rose 40% in the last two months as a result of the violence of crime organized and the temporary suspension of the export of this fruit to the United States.

“The scourge of the unsafetywhich today unfortunately tends to normalize, is a factor that causes greater inflation and ends up impacting the economy family,” APEC said in a statement reflecting that the basic food basket (CBA) has increased its average value by almost 19 pesos.

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The business organization recalled that in mid-June last year the United States suspended Avocado inspections in Michoacana state that leads the national production of this fruit, due to problems of security after attacks against two US officials.

“Criminal gangs intimidated and kidnapped the inspectors of trade that came from the United States to our lands to verify and validate the cultivation and the harvest “green gold,” the organization said in this regard.

In its statement, the ANPEC regretted the effects resulting from such actions.

“The avocado has increased its price excessively in the mercado local, with its cost increasing by more than 40% in the last two months,” said Cuauhtémoc Rivera, president of the organization, who pointed out that these inflationary consequences took place despite the reestablishment of trade with North America.

The corporation extended its complaint to trade with other agricultural products “which are exposed to road blackmail by gangs that charge an illegal toll to ensure the safe transit of goods on the roads.”

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For this reason, he asked for the next term of the elected president Claudia Sheinbaum“take action on the matter effectively and ensure security throughout the logistics of transfer and supply of production agricultural from the country”.

Avocado from Mexican producers is the leader in production and export worldwide, with 1.68 million tons annually, with the states of Michoacán and Jalisco are the main exporters.

Avocados from Mexico are exported to 34 countries around the world, although Michoacán and Jalisco stand out as the only states that can export to countries such as the United States, Canada y Japan.

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