Wholesalers have reported a tripling in lemon prices © skracht - stock.adobe.com
Wholesalers have reported a tripling in lemon prices © skracht - stock.adobe.com

Weak Australian dollar causes lemon prices to surge

14 January 2019

Wholesale lemon prices in Australia have rocketed due to the weak Australian dollar against the US dollar.

Lemons are typically more expensive at this time of year due to a reliance on US imports before the domestic harvest comes online in March. But this year's trend has been exacerbated by the weak domestic currency, which hit a 10-year low against the US dollar on 2 January.

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