Consumer spending

Consumer spending patterns in recent years show considerable changes in buyer preferences for fresh vegetables and fruit, according to results from a number of national survey sources. One of the most detailed of these is the Statistics NZ three year household economic survey(HES), which ranks the popularity of fresh vegetables and fruit by aggregate annual expenditure across the country.

Fruit Expenditure Increases (%)
Watermelons 118
Lemons86
Manderines 30
Pears 28
Oranges 26
Avocados 25
Apples 17
Plums 16

Market Conditions

These are indicative prices only, please call for an update.

Avocado demand continues to strengthen year on year. Avocado prices have been remarkably consistent all season, with big tag1 fruit (80ct or bigger) wholesaling up to $100 plus a crate, ranging to small (120ct) tag2 fruit around the $50 mark. Prices are higher in the South Island and certainly making up for the extra freight cost.

December lemon prices have been at a consistently good level, with medium and large tag1 fruit wholesaling at $70 plus a crate ($3.50 a kg), and tag2 fruit at around $40 ($2 per kg).


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Office (07) 5781894
Paul 027 4788 020
Bronwyn 027 4788 019
Call in 21 Alach Street, Greerton