Banana: Business with Italy Grows at 9%

In the first nine months of 2019, Central American companies recorded $1.87 billion in banana exports, and sales to Italy grew 9% over the same period in 2018.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Export of fresh or dried bananas from Central America Al June 30th, 2021  

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Costa Rica and Guatemala, Main Exporters
From January to September 2019, the main exporter of fresh or dry bananas in Central America was Costa Rica with $742 million, followed by Guatemala with $715 million, Honduras with $339 million, Panama with $101 million, Nicaragua with $18 million and El Salvador with $200,000.

Regional Business Downwards
Between the first nine months of 2018 and the same period in 2019, the value of banana exports recorded a decrease of 3%, from Ch$1,929 million to Ch$1,870 million.

In the case of exports made by the region to Italy grew for the periods in question, going from $63 million to $69 million.

The United States, Main Buyer
From January to September 2019, 65% of the value exported from Central America was destined for the USA, 10% for the Netherlands, 5% for the UK and 4% for Italy.

The Netherlands is the destination market for Central American exports that has grown the most in the first nine months of the last eight years, since in 2012 they represented less than 0.5% of sales and last year that proportion rose to 10%.

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