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Price Alerts! Thresholds

Price Alerts are a tool that Agronometrics makes available to its customers and users to the free trial. The alerts indicate that the average daily price of a commodity has risen or fallen by more than a specific threshold calculated to create approximately 12 reports a year.

To take into account the changes in the volatility of the Commodities we work with, we periodically adjust the thresholds so that they better represent our present reality. The below limits are calculated using the daily prices of each commodity from 02 Jan 2017 through 20 Mar 2020.

These thresholds were updated in the system on the 23 March 2020.

Price Alert! Thresholds by Commodity (Non-Organic)

FruitMeasureLimit LowLimit High
APPLESPrice Per Package-$0.7926$0.8500
ASPARAGUSPrice Per Kilo-$0.6018$0.6061
AVOCADOSPrice Per Package-$2.5772$2.6945
BLACKBERRIESPrice Per Package-$1.6179$1.6485
BLUEBERRIESPrice Per Kilo-$0.7773$0.8042
CHERRIESPrice Per Kilo-$0.3928$0.4458
CLEMENTINESPrice Per Kilo-$0.1112$0.1177
GRAPEFRUITSPrice Per Package-$0.3951$0.4544
GRAPESPrice Per Kilo-$0.1891$0.1957
KIWIFRUITPrice Per Package-$0.6015$0.6565
LEMONSPrice Per Kilo-$0.0684$0.0716
LIMESPrice Per Package-$2.0319$2.0838
MANGOESPrice Per Package-$0.4656$0.4802
NECTARINESPrice Per Kilo-$0.0958$0.1019
ORANGESPrice Per Kilo-$0.0461$0.0483
PEACHESPrice Per Kilo-$0.0818$0.0878
PEARSPrice Per Kilo-$0.0563$0.0597
PLUMSPrice Per Kilo-$0.0907$0.0985
RASPBERRIESPrice Per Package-$0.9716$1.0241
STRAWBERRIESPrice Per Package-$1.8808$1.9165

To learn more about Price Alerts! and how we made our calculations see our article on the subject Price Alerts! are here for all.


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