A supply shortage has made the fruit more expensive than mangoes, pineapples, chicken fillets and beef burgers
It may not not quite approach the avocado crisis of 2018 but a lemon supply shortage has led to a 300% surge in the price, making them more expensive than mangoes, pineapples, chicken fillets and beef burgers.
In one Sydney fruit shop, lemons were priced at $13 a kilo, nearing the peak price reached by bananas ($15/kg) after cyclone Yasi in 2011. However, they are still far off the peak price for avocadoes of $45/kg (or $9 for each piece of fruit) reached last year.
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