Costa Rican Ministry of the Economy to intervene in pineapple market

Authorities are carrying out the corresponding studies in order to apply a price setting policy that is similar to the one for bananas.

Monday, August 18, 2008

To achieve this, a cost model similar to the one for banana producers, but with adjustments for pineapples, will be used.
Currently the price for pineapples is set by the market (demand and supply) and small farmers paid for their product with prices that are unilaterally set. As a result many of them have gone bankrupt.

More on this topic

Extension of Rice Protectionism in Costa Rica

January 2014

The extension of the deadline for the implementation of the decree that eliminates the rice price fixing mechanism, represents a transfer of $75 million from the pockets of consumers towards the rice sector.

For years other countries have criticized the pricing of rice in Costa Rica considering it a subsidy and violation of defined limits.

Changes to Rice Price System in Costa Rica

April 2013

The National Rice Corporation and the Government have agreed to move towards an alternative to the price fixing scheme.

"It was also decided to establish a process of transition to manage the market and increase productivity in the sector, which should be ready this week," reported

Proposal to set Banana Prices in Panama

June 2011

The government is analyzing the possibility of determining the export sale price via decree.

Setting a base sale price and periodically reviewing changes in costs is a possibility that is being discussed within the government, where they are awaiting a study of production costs and other factors to determine the feasibility of the proposal.

Banana Companies Complain for Pricing Model in Costa Rica

February 2010

Two companies filed a lawsuit against the model used to set the minimum exit price for banana.

Balatana and TMF Agro submitted a complaint before the Contentious Administrative Court (Tribunal Penal Contencioso Administrativo), arguing deficiencies in how the price is calculated, and critizing the entities using it, such as Corbana (National Banana Corporation), and the Economy Ministry.

 close (x)

Receive more news about Agronomy

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

Gluten-free food business for sale

Operating Company dedicated to the manufacture of gluten-free and sugar-free products, OHNE brand.
The OHNE brand has 8 product lines: square bread, sweet...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Apr 24)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"