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Avocado Prices

Avocad-OHH my, it costs how much?

About This Data

This data was downloaded from the Hass Avocado Board website in May of 2018 & compiled into a single CSV then became available here. Here's how the Hass Avocado Board describes the data on their website:


The table below represents weekly 2018 retail scan data for National retail volume (units) and price. Retail scan data comes directly from retailers’ cash registers based on actual retail sales of Hass avocados. Starting in 2013, the table below reflects an expanded, multi-outlet retail data set. Multi-outlet reporting includes an aggregation of the following channels: grocery, mass, club, drug, dollar and military. The Average Price (of avocados) in the table reflects a per unit (per avocado) cost, even when multiple units (avocados) are sold in bags. The Product Lookup codes (PLU’s) in the table are only for Hass avocados. Other varieties of avocados (e.g. greenskins) are not included in this table.


The data includes the following columns:

  • Date - The date of the observation

  • AveragePrice - the average price of a single avocado

  • type - conventional or organic

  • year - the year

  • Region - the city or region of the observation

  • Total Volume - Total number of avocados sold

  • 4046 - Total number of avocados with PLU 4046 sold

  • 4225 - Total number of avocados with PLU 4225 sold

  • 4770 - Total number of avocados with PLU 4770 sold


With this information, one can better understand the avocado market and the fluctuations within it. This data also details the region in which these avocados are being sold. This allows us to better understand where to get the cheapest avocados.

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Of the 18,249 reports of avocado sales, almost exactly half are “conventional”, the other half being organic. The total average price per avocado for conventional avocados is $1.16. With the organic going for significantly more on average at $1.65 per avocado.

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Between 2017 to 2018 was the only years in our data set in which the price of avocados decreased. 2017 had the highest average avocado price at a shocking $1.52. The cheapest year to buy avocados (within our dataset) was 2016 when avocados where going for, on average, $1.34 a piece.

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The region with the all time average cheapest avocados is Houston, where an avocado will be sold, on average, for just $1.05. Hartford Springfield (in Massachusetts) on the other hand has the highest average price for an avocado coming in at $1.82. (We highly recommend you check out the avocado data for your region!)

Key Insights

Overview

With so much economic uncertainty in the world, it is important to be up to date on some of life's most important consumables. This of course being avocados! Knowing when and where to get your next guacamole fruit (yes, its a fruit!) is hugely important. So, being the kind, community driven company we are, we have done the noble service of providing the internet with some data on the matter. Below, you will find over 18,000 weekly scans of avocado prices, and other helpful tidbits of information.