Flower Exports from Costa Rica

Foreign sales have been negatively affected by a loss of competitiveness with other exporting countries.

Friday, April 4, 2014

In 2013 flower exports fell by 5.4% compared to 2012, due to a loss of competitiveness against other exporters and climatic effects in some growing areas.

"The export of ornamental plants has been losing a lot of space, mainly because some countries are more competitive than us in this respect, in addition to problems such as a fluctuating exchange rate and the depression experienced by major export markets," said the President of the Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica (Cadexco), Monica Segnini.

Jorge Cotera, vice president of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Plants, Flowers and Foliage told Prensalibre.cr that "in the northern region of Irazu, for example, there is a tremendous drought and production has been greatly affected. Also, production has been less than half of what it normally is."

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