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.

The country has been the world's largest exporter of pineapples since 2007.

"Currently, Costa Rica has 45,000 acres devoted to pineapple production, mostly located in the north and Caribbean side of the country, according to data from Canapep.

The Chamber of the industry estimates that in the Central American country there are about 1,300 producers of the fruit, of which 1250 qualify as small producers and the other 50 as medium and large", published Univision.com



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