Crops in Central America: Main Figures in 2018

Last year, the main regional crop sold abroad was coffee, with $2.671 million, followed by banana, with $2.594 million, pineapple, with $1.097 million and sugar, with $722 million.

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Monitoring of Crops in Central America Al December 31st, 2018  

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The main coffee export destinations were the U.S., Germany, Belgium, Italy, Japan and Canada, which together represent 70% of the volume exported by the region, equivalent to approximately $2,050 million. Click to interact with the graphicClick to interact with the graphic

After coffee, bananas follow in importance according to the value exported. Last year, Central America sold $2.594 million abroad, equivalent to 6 million tons. In recent years the average export price of the fruit has shown a slight upward trend, going from $0.37 per kilo in 2012 to $0.45 per kilo in 2018.

Pineapple is still Costa Rica's "star" product. In 2018 the companies of this country exported $1.038 million, concentrating 95% of the total pineapple exported by the region, being the U.S. and the Netherlands the main target markets for sales.

According to foreign sales, sugar was the fourth most important crop during the year in question, since a total of 1.8 million tons were exported, equivalent to $722 million. The main destinations for sugar exports are China, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Haiti and Taiwan, which together represent more than half of the volume sold by the region, equivalent to $590 million.

CentralAmericaData provides information on agricultural exports from Central America, including monthly evolution, destination country, prices by crop, exporting country and destination country, importers and exporters, among other details.

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During the first nine months of 2018, the main regional crop exported was coffee, with $2,493 million, followed by banana, with $1,939 million, pineapple, with $825 million and sugar, with $645 million.

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Coffee is still the main agricultural product sold abroad, with annual exports of around $3,035 million, followed by bananas, with $2,574 million and sugar, with $1,241 million.

Figures from the interactive platform "Central American Crops Monitoring" compiled by CentralAmericaData's Business Intelligence Unit:

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In 2016, bananas were the agricultural product that generated the most export revenue in Central America, with sales of $2.4 billion, corresponding to 5.7 million tons.

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July 2017

In 2016 the main regional crop sold abroad was coffee, with $2.934 billion in exported value, equivalent to 887 thousand tons.

Figures from the interactive platform "Central American Crops Monitoring" compiled by CentralAmericaData's Business Intelligence Unit:

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