The likelihood of a lime purchase slipped two percentage points from last year. For the second consecutive year, the likelihood of a purchase increased according to income and decreased according to age. Shoppers earning less than $25,000 annually were the least likely overall to make a lime purchase.


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Market Scope - Limes — F.o.b.s as of April 7


MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (71-88*-27**) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading 110-175s very active for very light supplies, 200-230s moderate, 250-275s fairly slow. Prices unsettled. 40-pound cartons 110-175s supplies insufficient to establish a market, 200-275s supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. Prices from March 31 should have read supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised. **data incomplete.


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