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THE price of a wholesale box of bananas has hit the $100 mark in Melbourne, with supply falling drastically after cyclone Larry tore through Australia's largest banana producing area in north Queensland last month.

A 13-kilogram box of high quality, large bananas cost upwards of $100 at the Melbourne Wholesale Markets in West Melbourne yesterday. Mary Stewart, group manager at the Melbourne Market Authority, yesterday said the price of bananas had been between $22 and $28 a box before the cyclone struck.

Australian Banana Growers' Council chief executive Tony Heidrich yesterday said that the average quantity of bananas coming on to the market each week had plummeted from 400,000 to 40,000 cartons, and it was difficult to predict how high prices would soar.

via TheAge

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