Avocado prices are rising

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(NBC) — In the first week of July, wholesale prices of avocados from Mexico were 129% higher than this time last year and that cost is getting passed on to consumers.

According to the July 6th report from the Department of Agriculture, the average national price of an avocado was $2.10. Almost double the same time last year.

Experts say the price increase is due to low supply.

California’s avocado season is coming to an end and was the smallest crop in more than a decade.

It’s also the lowest production time of the season for Mexico, where the U.S. gets 90% of its avocados.

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