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U.S. Avocado Lovers Expected to Foot the Bill for Trump Tariffs

  • Tough season has seen a shortened supply, raising prices
  • Mexican producers won’t absorb costs, will pass them on
   
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
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Get ready to pay more for Mexican avocados. That’s the word from producers and sellers south of the border after President Donald Trump’s threats to slap tariffs of as much as 25% on Mexican goods.

The tariff threats come at a particularly difficult time for the avocado market. A tough season has squeezed supply and pushed up prices, according to half a dozen sellers in Mexico City’s busy wholesale market.