Banana Exports Rebound in Costa Rica

Although not yet reaching the numbers of 2008, exports in 2010 will exceed 20% of those in 2009 and are expected to continue to improve in 2011.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


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Weather affected production of bananas in 2009, when only 87 million boxes were sold overseas. In 2010 exports will reach 100 million boxes, valued at nearly $ 700 million.

For 2011 the National Banana Corporation (CORBANA) projects continued increase in exports and to reach 105 million boxes.

EFE's article reports words from the general manager of CORBANA, Jorge Sauma, "there are risk factors for competitiveness and exports of Costa Rican fruit, including the Dollar value in 2010 which has fallen nearly 11% in Costa Rica, the excess supply of bananas worldwide and the low production costs in competing countries, especially African countries."



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