Mexico: Drought in San Luis del Potosi increases fruit and vegetable prices

The lack of rain in Mexico has led to an increase in horticultural prices. According to Jose Luis Olivares Robles, the president of the Board of Trustees of San Luis Potosi's Central Market, "the only thing that could decrease the price of horticultural products would be some extraordinary rains."

The only products that have experienced a decline in prices have been chillis, onions, potatoes, and tomatoes, as well as some fruits, including melons, which fell by almost 50% compared to the beginning of 2019.

"The melon is the only product that has had a marked decline but the price of other fruit, such as pineapples, has remained the same. The price of some vegetables has increased because of the lack of rain and high temperatures in the region. San Luis Potosi sends its products to Torreon, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon, among other states, but the products have also become more expensive due to the presence of pests."



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