Costa Rica: Productivity in Pineapple Sector Improves

A 42% increase in the production of pineapples in the last four years is due to higher yields, not by an increase in planted areas.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The strong increase in the production of the product in the period 2009-2013 can be attributed to an improvement in yields on already cultivated land and not to an increase in the amount of areas planted, explain industry representatives. In the same period exports increased by 44%.

"The increase in this period (2009-2013) is 42%, although when comparing 2012 with 2013 there was a slight decline in production, which broke the strong upward trend of previous years, according to the Ministry Agriculture and Livestock (MAG). "

Progress in this area is reflected in the value of exports, which rose from $571 million in 2009 to $821 million in 2013, an increase of 44%, according to the website of the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer).

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