U.S. retail price of lemons 1995-2019

In the United States, the retail price of a pound of lemons stood at just about two U.S. dollars in 2019. The average price of the citrus lemon has fluctuated significantly over the past few decades, peaking in 2018 with almost two and a half U.S. dollars per pound.

Lemon and lime producers

During the 2018/2019 marketing year, Mexico was the leading fresh lemon and lime producer in the world. Within that period, the country produced over two and a half million metric tons of lemon and lime . Argentina and the European Union ranked second and third, each producing just over one and a half million metric tons.

Bananas and apples

In 2019, a pound of bananas cost the American consumer just under 60 cents. Over the past ten years, the price of bananas has remained relatively close to this amount in the United States. Grapefruit, on the other hand, has had a rockier journey: in 2019, a pound of grapefruit cost approximately 1.25 U.S. dollars . Just one year earlier, the same fruit cost U.S. consumers an additional ten cents.

Retail price of lemons in the United States from 1995 to 2019

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1995 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures as of December of the respective year.

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