"In export week 19 less containers were again shipped from Brazil, 67. Everyone is flying some in at the moment, both from Brazil and Mexico but this will never fill the gap of 59 containers and these prices are even higher," continues Joey. "There is a revival in the market at this time every year because the temperatures go up and the demand from countries from the Mediterranean Sea are increases, but the supply isn't sufficient to meet all needs."
"The reason for less supply is that it has been raining in Brazil, which makes it difficult to harvest export quality limes. In Mexico the harvest has already been delayed this season and they are selling for higher prices than are being realised in Europe in the United States with less risk, shorter transit times and faster payments," concludes Joey.