Export of Bananas: Peruvian Competition

This year, Peruvian banana producers plan to export more than 10,400 fruit containers, which represents a 25% increase compared to 2016.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The main markets for Peruvian bananas are the United States, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Russia and Japan, among others.  In addition, Peruvian bananas are entering more markets in Asia, especially in China and Taiwan. 

From a report by PROCOMER:

In 2018, Peru could export more than 10,400 containers of bananas (around 200 containers per week), which would represent an increase of 25% over the previous year, when it shipped 8,320 containers (160 weekly). 

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Valentín Ruíz, president of the National Banana Board (JNB), stressed that this increase is due to the recovery of banana plantations that were affected the previous year by climatic conditions. 

"Plantations are now recovering from the aftermath caused by El Niño Costero, which caused plant stress, growth retardation, early maturation, root rot and even plants to fall down," Ruiz explained. 

The main markets for Peruvian bananas are the United States, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Russia and Japan, among others. In addition, Peruvian bananas are entering more markets in Asia, especially in China and Taiwan. 

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