The price of lemons remains high in the markets, due to a shortage by the little harvest Ecuador had this year. Six units of the local variety cost USD 1; the same value is requested for 8 or 10 units of the Colombian variety, imported since June. Traders say consumers have stopped buying it because of the shortage. According to them, demand is weak.
This year, the harvest was not so good, due to the excessive humidity and pests that prevented the flowering of the plantations. (I)