4,800 hectares of banana destroyed in Panama
Bad weather has hit the banana region of the Bocas del Toro province causing losses in the millions.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
This situation offers a dark future for banana exports to countries such as Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Belgium.
Medicines, textiles, melons, palm, foliage and leaves, have experienced significant declines in the value of exports in recent years.
Exports totaled $7.676 billion in the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of 3.3% compared to exports in the same period last year.
During the first six months of 2013 the country sold $2.15 billion abroad, $325.7 million less than in the same period of 2012.
Guatemalan purchases in China fell -24.9%, meanwhile sales decreased -54.9%, when comparing August 2007 to that of 2008.
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