Thursday, February 3, 2011

$50 a kilo? No thanks.


So that massive cyclone is beginning to pass, and luckily no-one has died or been seriously injured. 

Thankfully, after Cyclone Larry, many houses were built to withstand category 5 strengths, so it was not a repeat of Hurricane Katrina or Cyclone Larry.

Although there is one factor that you cant really protect, being Banana crops. Because Queensland supplies Australia with something like 90% of bananas, the price per kilo will now sky rocket due to the destruction of 85% of the crops.

It all comes down to supply and demand. little stock and big demand? For the next 8 weeks, be prepared to probably pay $40 a kilo ($40.50 USD for 2.2 pounds) for your bananas.

Thoughts?

30 comments:

  1. That is some bullshit! If that's the case then I'd stick with apples and oranges.

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  2. Whoa, I suddenly wish I didn't love bananas so much

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  3. looks like I am about to have a potassium deficiency.

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  4. Those are some damn expensive bananas.

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  5. I may love bananas, but not that much

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  6. woah that's some expensive bananas there, something similar happened with buckwheat last year due to poor fires i think.

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  7. Following WWII it took england a crazy ten years to stop rationing bananas, hopefully we should get them sooner then then

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  8. buy in bulk
    keep stored
    sell in 2 weeks
    ????
    PROFIT

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  9. True they are yellow, but hell, not golden.

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  10. Eh. This happens every time a cyclone comes in. Isn't it strange how the prices immediately go up, even though the major chains of grocery shops have a couple of days supply that they bought at a cheaper price?

    Banana's are not that great. It just makes for good news.

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  11. if it's not riots it's cyclones! jeez!

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  12. i love banananas. wtf. kinda depressing.

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  13. Day after day, life become more expensive.

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  14. I'd have to avoid bananas for awhile if that was the case.

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  15. Those better be some golden bananas.

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  16. Ouch. I wonder if WA will be less effected coz we have Carnarvon near by and they grow bannanass...

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  17. Yeah i'll find some other fruit to enjoy. Apples are sounding pretty good..
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  18. Guess I'll be sticking with apples for a while ^.^

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  19. well no bananas for me then..damn it was the only fruit that was less fruit than every other fruit...

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  20. daym! I love bananas, yep apples for me too for a while I think. Or I could just stock up now.... before the bananapocalypse hits

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  21. man what's with the weather in australia recetnly? is it reall this bad?

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  22. Compared to 40p here :/ They are bananas though!

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