Brazil: Weather reduces the supply of lettuce and price rises

Fresh Lettuce
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 16, 2024

Tridge summary

Recent weather conditions in São Paulo's green belt, characterized by rain and high temperatures, have severely affected the production of curly lettuce, leading to a decrease in planting rates, increased damage, and higher discard rates. These adverse climate conditions have resulted in a reduced supply and diminished quality of lettuce, prompting a significant price surge. Notably, Crespa lettuce in Ibiúna experienced a 32.18% price increase, reaching R$35.83 per box with 20 feet, and iceberg lettuce in Mogi das Cruzes saw an 11.7% rise, quoted at R$43.75 per box with 12 units, as reported by the Hortifrúti/Cepea team.
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Original content

Rain and high temperatures damaged the production of curly lettuce in São Paulo's green belt last week. According to researchers from the Hortifrúti/Cepea team, in addition to reducing the rate of planting, the adverse climate caused damage and discards. With the lower supply and lower-than-expected quality, prices rose; Crespa closed at an average of R$35.83/box with 20 feet in Ibiúna (SP), an increase of 32.18% compared to the previous week. In Mogi das Cruzes (SP), the ...
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