The Picodi.com analysis team developed a list with the prices of three of the most popular fruits in the world, apple, banana, and orange, in 98 countries. The list was developed based on the fruit prices published on the numbeo.com website and on the statistics on fruit production from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
According to FAO data, Argentina is ranked 28th in the world ranking of apple producers. Compared to the 98 countries analyzed by Picodi, the price of a kilogram of apples is not very high ($ 72.33). The price is lower in countries such as Ukraine ($ 45.65/kg), Moldova ($ 51.04/kg), and Hungary ($ 69.47/kg). The highest prices on the list are occupied by East Asian countries such as Japan ($ 461.25 / kg) and South Korea ($ 420.75/kg).
Argentina is ranked 40th in the banana price ranking, with an average price of $ 85.26/kg. It is followed by the largest producers of this fruit, such as Colombia with $ 43.34/kg, India with $ 44.80/kg, Brazil with $ 50.28/kg, Ecuador with $ 69.04/kg, and by some neighboring countries like Bolivia with $ 74.65/kg, and Chile with $ 79.28/kg. The highest prices per kilogram were found in Japan ($ 179.45/kg), Switzerland ($ 205.15/kg), and South Korea ($ 247.08/kg).
Argentina ($ 44.23/kg), Egypt ($ 30.49 / kg), and Morocco ($ 36.09 / kg) are the 3 countries with the cheapest oranges. Japan, South Korea, and the US pay the most for this fruit as prices there stood at $ 364.09/kg, $ 337.04/kg, and $ 275.49/kg, respectively.
"Compared to last year's data, the price of apples and oranges varied by 39%, and banana prices varied by 103%," Picodi stated.