In 2015 Costa Rica continued to lead the export of fresh and dried pineapples with $822 million, followed by Honduras, with $26 million and Panama, with $22 million.
Figureson the Pineapple market in CentralAmerica, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData.com, show that in 2015 the countries of Central Americaexported a combined total of 2 million 13 thousand tons of fresh or dried pineapple, equivalent in value to $871 million.
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.
In the first half of the year imports of fresh fruit and vegetables grew by 20% in volume and 27% in value compared to the same period in 2015.
From a statement issued by AgroMeat:
In the period from January to July 2016, Spanish imports of fresh fruit and vegetables totaled 1.7 million tons and reported revenues of 1,389 million euros, representing an increase of 20% in volume and 27% in value, reported the Spanish Federation of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers [...]
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.
Prawns, cheese, honey, vegetables, peanut oil, peanuts, raw sugar and fruits are some of the products that people want to have duty free status under the FTA.
In the framework of bilateral negotiations for free trade between the two countries, Nicaraguan businessmen pointed out that there are several products that are in the list for staged tax relief, such as shrimp, cheese, honey, vegetables, peanut oil, peanuts, sugar raw and fruits, but they are looking for a"better tariff treatment"for others that are pending negotiations.
Sugar, coffee and lead are the three major export products to the North American country, but opportunities have also been identified for vegetables, fruits, fish, shrimp, plastic, wood and textiles.
Exports of Guatemalan goods to Canada up to April 2016 amounted to $141 million, 83% more than was exported up to the same month in 2015. In order to take advantage of the opportunities the Canadian market has for exporting other products such as fruit, fish, plastics and textiles, for example, there is a need to ".... strengthen sanitary and phytosanitary measures and improve logistics in order to reduce shipping times for the products".
DFT-Agrotropic has announced the start of operations of its new plant for processing mango and frozen pulp located in Champerico, Retalhuleu.
This year the company expects to export one million pounds of frozen products, a figure which it aims to increase to five million in 2017.Eddy Martinez, general manager of DFT-Agrotropic, said"... fruit will be received that has been grown directly for the frozen process, and contacts have already been established with producers in the region for this."
In four years Costa Rica has doubled its exports of frozen fruit, going from sales of $36 million in 2011 to $71 million in 2015.
An article on Elfinancierocr.com reports that the reason for this growth , "... could be a reduction in the supply of these products by Asian businesses, according to the CEO of the company Frutera La Paz, Luisa Chacon."
Honduran businessmen project that exports will increase when the new airport starts operating, and they are negotiating with the concessionaire for the cargo area to be larger than planned.
Exporting companies are those that have the highest expectations for the construction of the new international airport, the construction and operation of which has now been granted in concession to the Spanish company EMCO.
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.
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