Mexicali holds the record for the highest price for a kilo of tortilla in Mexican history

Mexicali holds the record for the highest price for a kilo of tortilla in Mexican history

Jan 4, 2018

According to information from the Federal Consumer Prosecutor (Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor: Profeco),  the price of tortilla in Mexicali ranges between 12 and 20 pesos per kilo depending on the zone.

The subdelegate of Profeco in Mexicali, Rosa Isela Dávalos Méndez, said that the agency will conduct surveillance operations in different tortillerías and stores in town.

“Right now, there is no justification for an increase that could fluctuate between 1.50 and 3 pesos in the price of the kilo of tortilla, said Dávalos Méndez.”

“The notorious fluctation in the tortilla prices in Mexicali”, continued Dávalos Méndez, “varies based on the area of ​​the city, the type of trade and the making of the tortilla”.

“Therefore, those businesses that can justify an increase in the tortilla price, based on these variables, will not be sanctioned. The regular prices go from 11 to 12 pesos per kilo, but we have reports of local tortillerías selling it at 20 or even 21 pesos, and this situation places Mexicali as the city with the record of the highest price for a kilo of tortilla in the history of Mexico” declared Rosa Isela Dávalos Méndez.

Although the subdelegate pointed out that there is still the possibility of an increase in the price of the tortilla, mainly due to increases in the cost of gas, gasoline and the American currency, she insisted that it will be monitored and, if necessary, businesses that present an arbitrary increase in the price of the tortilla will be sanctioned.

Source: PROFECO

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