Canada New Market for Panamanian Melon and Watermelon

Producers in Azuero are sending their first two containers to Canada.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Compañía Exportadora Agrícola sold 15 containers for this season. Company North American will negotiate the products in the Canadian market. reports in their article, "Melon will be sold at $ 15 in the Canadian market. Watermelon is sold to consumers at 40 cents a pound or so, depending on the offer, according to the Gremial de Agroexportadores de Productos No Tradicionales de Panamá."

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Honduras Expects Record Melon Exports

August 2011

The export target for the 2011-2012 crop is $60 million, 14% higher than the $52.7 million harvested in 2010-2011.

Total exports in the last harvest were 281.4 million kilos, at an average price of $0.19 per kilo.

The growing demand for the cantaloupe variety in U.S. and Canadian markets, has encouraged the industry to increase planting.

Honduras: Melons and Watermelons Access Mexico

February 2011

The Ministry of Agriculture announced that the country is now certified to export melons to the Mexican market.

The vice minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Juan Angel Artica, added that now there are new opportunities for producers in Honduras.

"The Mexican market will help because there is a surplus of about 400 metric tons to which some companies had not found a destination for,” reports

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