Panama's farm exports suffer setbacks
Panama's farm exports have suffered some setbacks this year and producers blame financial difficulties in the main market, the United States.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Melon exports were down 13.7 percent in value and 18.4 percent in volume during the first quarter, compared with the same period of last year.
Pineapple exporters claim to have lost $2.3 million since the authorities started making additional inspections of containers at ports of departure.
In the last ten years, exports of bananas, concentrated fruit juices and coffee and seen a reduction in their share of the world market.
Don Limón, a German food company, seeks to buy banana, pineapple, melon and watermelon from Panama.
Panama is home to the XX International Congress of Producers and Exporters of Melon and Watermelons in Central America which brings together companies and exporters.
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