Costa Rica Pineapple Growers Foresee a Good 2009

Exporters and producers estimate that they will maintain last year’s shipment levels and prices.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mipunto.com reported: "The producer's sale price has held at $0.30 per kilo this year while at a packing plant the price has ranged between $4.75 and $5.25 per 12-kilo box, reported the newspaper La Nación, citing data from the National Chamber of Pineapple Exporters and Producers. 'These prices are equal to those in 2008, so the sector is stable,' said the president of the Chamber, Abel Chaves, to the newspaper."



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