As Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, the guacamole may not be flowing as freely as usual.
The price of Mexican avocados has shot higher recently, and that could be bad news for Canadians who are consuming more and more of the fleshy green fruit.
Data from Statistics Canada shows that Canadian avocado imports by volume increased by more than 255 per cent from 2006 to 2016, and more than 11 per cent from 2015 to 2016. More than 95 per cent of Canadian avocado imports last year came from Mexico, the global centre of the avocado industry.
The Mexican climate is perfect for growing avocados, explained avocado industry veteran Avi Crane.
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