Agricultural Sector: Exports Still Normal

Although several companies have been affected by the measures implemented by governments in the context of the Covid-19 crisis, Costa Rican exports of coffee, pineapple and bananas have so far not faced difficulties with logistics.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Directors of the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (Icafé) indicated that so far there have been no problems with the availability of containers and that sales abroad are proceeding normally.

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Xinia Chaves, executive director of Icafé, explained to Nacion.com that for now the demand for the product remains stable, because "... people continue to drink coffee, maybe now at home and not in restaurants, but they are looking for it."

Jorge Sauma, general manager of the National Banana Corporation (Corbana), explained that "... The banana sector also continues without problems of export logistics and with good demand in the markets. So far we have no problem to export, the farms have continued to operate normally, but we do not know what will happen."

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Pineapple producers said that in some European countries demand fell, but the decline is not yet critical.

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