Since the state of alarm because of COVID-19 was declared in Spain, the demand for citrus fruits has remained strong and prices are still on the rise.
Lemons have recorded the greatest price increase throughout this period. The Verna costs between 65 and 80 cents per kilo, according to the Council of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climatic Emergency and Ecological Transition of the Region of Valencia. This figure is only five cents higher than that registered in the previous week, but compared with the same week of the previous year, when the product cost between 30 and 40 cents, the price has doubled.
As for oranges, prices have not changed, as there is little left to be harvested, given that the end of the season is around the corner.
In the Lonja of Valencia, orange prices have ranged from the 37 cents per kilo of the Valencia Late orange to the 79 cents per kilo of the Barberina. The Navel Powell costs between 42 and 70 cents.