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Lemon prices are increasing, but oranges continue becoming cheaper

Orange prices in Spain are three times lower than last year

According to data provided by the Lonja de Valencia corresponding to the week between May 20 and May 26, 2019, oranges are currently three times cheaper than at this time last year.

Orange prices at origin oscillate between 0.09 and 0.23 Euro per kilo while mandarins, for which there are almost no stocks left (since the season is about to end), cost 0.06 Euro in the case of the Ortanique variety and 0.61 Euro per kilo in the case of the Orri.

In the case of Valencia-Late oranges, their price this week has been fluctuating between 0.094 and 0.165 Euro, making them three times cheaper than last year, when they cost between 0.282 and 0.400 Euro per kilo at origin.

For its part, the Lonja de Córdoba reports that few operations are now being carried out in the market, and that Valencia Late oranges cost between 11 and 14 cents per kilo, the lowest price so far this season.

In Alicante, Verna lemons have picked up a bit and cost between 0.35 and 0.40 Euro per kilo, according to the Council of Agriculture of the Region of Valencia.

National average prices
According to the national average prices published on the latest Weekly Report released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for week 20, which runs from May 13 to 19, the citrus sector is marked by the same trends as in previous weeks. There has been a significant increase in the average price at origin of lemons (+15.21%), likely due to the impulse received by the growing popularity and sales of the Verna variety, while Navel oranges have recorded price drops (-5.8% ) and these stand about 60% below last year's levels.


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