In 2015 the region as a whole exported $36 million worth of watermelons, led by Costa Rica and Panama who exported $14 million each, followed by Honduras, with $4 million.
Watermelon Tradefiguresin Central America,analyzed by the Business Inteligence Unit at CentralAmericaData.com show that in 2015 the countries in Central Americaexported 154,476 tons of whole watermelon, at an average price of $0.23 per kilogram.
Fresh fruits, processed fruits, concentrates and fruit juices, coffee and cocoa are the main products with potential for export to China.
From a statement issued by Procomer of Costa Rica:
San José, November 18, 2016. Fresh fruits, processed fruits, concentrates and fruit juices, as well as coffee and cocoa are the main Costa Rican products that have potential for export to the Republic of Korea; a developed country with sophisticated and demanding consumers, in terms of innovation and quality.
Importers buy directly in producing countries and occasionally provide services of relabeling, washing, packing, transporting and carrying out import formalities.
From a statement issued by PROCOMER:
The largest importer of papaya in Europe is Germany, however, Holland works as a commercial hub and distribution of fresh fruits, and is the main re exporter of this product to other countries in the region, mainly to Germany, the UK and Sweden.
A Costa Rican delegation is preparing to see the products offered by the Rep. Dominicana in the fifth Agri Fair 2015 to be held in May in Santo Domingo.
The Caribbean country will also be showing its products to Costa Rica in order to "... promote the interests of Costa Rican importers showcasing the range of products they can offer." Currently fruit production in the Dominican Republic has grown five times more than exports.
Malaysian producers plan to start exporting fresh pineapple to China later this year as part of an agreement signed between the two countries in 2013.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer):
Malaysia plans to start exporting fresh pineapples to China later this year. The first shipment of fruit was scheduled for last year but could not be performed because the Chinese authorities did not give their approval, according to a recent statement by the Malaysian Minister for Agribusiness Ismail Sabri Yaakob .
Approval is being awaited for the use of this labeling method on other fruits and vegetables in the next twelve months.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a laser coding system using natural light for use on citrus products, while leaving approval for other fruits and still pending but it is expected that this approval will come within a period of not more than 12 months.
Statistics on the consumption of soft drinks, especially fruit juices, reveal significant growth in 2011 and 2012.
From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):
Statistics on the consumption of soft drinks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), especially of fruit juices, reveal significant growth in 2011 and 2012. These trends are becoming stronger and reflect a multicultural society, aware of the importance of consuming healthy drinks, which has fueled the growth of this market segment.
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As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.