Costa Rica's Pineapple Sector is Growing at 8%
Due to continued growth, the country remains the largest exporter of fresh pineapples.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
According to the National Chamber of Producers and Exporters of Pineapples (Canapep), revenues from foreign sales totaled $743 million. Juice concentrates were valued at $82 million.
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In the last 5 years pineapple cultivation areas have doubled, the annual harvest is around 2 million tons, and the amounts being exported exceed those of bananas.
In the first four months of 2011, the equivalent of $665.9 million in pineapples have been sold overseas.
The sector expects to increase exports in 2010, and for this they have planted 45.000 hectares.
Trade missions continue to arrive, this time from Europe, attracted by the quality of pineapples in Chiriqui and Chorrera in Panama.
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