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Mexican lime prices and trading margins
Last August, the prices paid for Mexican limes, or sour lime, by seed producers in the producing regions of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, and Oaxaca were monitored. Wholesale quotations in supply plants, consumer prices in selected cities in the country, and the trading margins of the fruit originating from Colima in wholesale centers, self-service chains, and traditional stores that operate in the selected cities, were as follows:
Prices paid to producers ($/kg)
In August, the average monthly price paid to the Mexican lime producer in the field, in collection centers and in the packing houses of the states in the country that are most notable for their volume of citrus production, where the highest price was recorded in the state of Michoacán ($7.79/kg) followed by Oaxaca ($7.05/kg), Colima ($6.42/kg) and the lowest price recorded in the state of Guerrero ($3.71/kg).
During the period from January-August 2017, the price paid to the primary producer in Colima citrus region showed the following behavior: at the beginning of the year in January the price of the fruit was ($ 8.50 / kg), going up in February ($ 14.61 / kg), to reach its highest level in March ($ 17.48 / kg), the price in April was (13.30 $ / kg), in May ($ 4.56 / kg), a slight increase ($ 5.13 / kg) in June, the lowest price paid during the analysis period ($ 4.46 / kg) was in July, and a slight recovery in August of the citrus (6.42 $ / kg), according to SIPROLIMEX data.
Wholesale prices ($/kg)
According to official figures from the National Information System on Market Integration (SNIIM) of the Ministry of Economy, comparing the wholesale prices of Mexican lime No. 5, between wholesale centers and supply centers that sell the fruit of Colima origin is has been detected that the Mercado de Abasto ESTRELLA in San Nicholas of Los Garza, N.L. registers the highest price when it reached the (18.44 $ / kg), followed by the Mercado Felipe Angeles in Guadalajara, Jal., (18.27 $ / kg ), and Tijuana's Central de Abasto INDIA ($ 18.21 / kg).
Retail prices for consumers ($/kg)
On the other hand, in the cities selected according to the INEGI data, the highest average monthly sales price to the consumer were found in the supermarket chains, supermarkets and traditional stores operating in the city of Tijuana, BC (24.85 $ / kg), followed by La Paz, BC ($ 22.98 / kg), and Monterrey, NL ($ 21.50 / kg).
Trading margins (%)
During the month of August, the highest marketing margin was found in the Central de Abasto ESTRELLA in San Nicolás de la Garza, N.L., (MC: 235%), and the lowest in Central de Abasto INDIA in Tijuana, B.C. (MC: 133%).
The gross marketability margin shows a difference in current pesos of ($ 12.02 / kg), observed between the average monthly price paid to the Mexican lime producer in the citrus region of Tecomán, Col. ($ 6.42 / kg), and average monthly wholesale price in the Mercado de Abasto de ESTRELLA in San Nicolás de los Garza's N.L. ($ 18.44 / kg).
The highest margins for consumers were in minimarkets, supermarkets and traditional stores operating in the city of Tijuana, B.C. (MC: 287%), and the lowest margin in Monterrey, N.L., (MC: 235%), of the cities selected.
The gross marketability margin shows a difference in current pesos of ($ 18.43 / kg), observed between the average monthly price paid to the Mexican lemon producer in the citrus region of Tecomán, Col. ($ 6.42 / kg), and average monthly consumer price at supermarket chains and traditional stores operating in the city of Tijuana, B.C. ($ 24.85 / kg).
Production volumes (in tons)
According to figures from SIPROLIMEX-COLIMA, during the month of August, about 34,170 tonnes of Mexican lime were harvested, with the state of Colima, Col., with a production volume of 16,850 tonnes (49%); followed by Michoacan, with 10,400 tons (30%); Oaxaca, with 6 thousand tons (18%) and Guerrero, with 920 tons (3%), entities that jointly reached a volume of production of more than 34 thousand tons representing an increase of 7.3% with respect to the volume of production achieved in the month of July last year, when a production of 31,860 tonnes was reached.
With information from:
Enrique Alvarez Navarro
Mobile: 312 183 95 43
Colima, Col., México.
Publication date: 9/13/2017
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