Frozen Fruit: Export Price Goes Down 29%

The reported decline in the export value of frozen fruits from Central America is partly due to the fall from $1.60 to $1.14 reported in the price per kilo between June 2016 and September 2018.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Frozen Fruit Exports in Central America Al December 31st, 2018  

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Exports by country
From January to September 2018, Costa Rica continued to be the main exporter of frozen fruits in the region, with $59 million. It is followed by Guatemala with $9 million and El Salvador with $3 million. Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras did not record exports.

Variation in regional business
Between the first nine months of 2017 and the same period in 2018, the value of frozen fruit exports decreased 21%, from $88.8 million to $70.1 million. In the case of the volume of fruit sold, it is reported that for the periods concerned it went down from 60,339 tons in 2017 to 54,719 tons in 2018.

Destination of exports

From January to September last year, 56% of the value exported from Central America went to the U.S., 10% to Canada, 6% to Belgium, 3% to Chile and 3% to Germany.

Canada is the target market for Central American sales that has grown the most in the period analyzed in the last seven years, going from 2% of the total in 2012, to 10% in 2018.

Export prices
In recent years, the average price of Central American sales has been on a downward trend, falling from $1.60 to $1.14 per kilo between June 2016 and September 2018.

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Frozen Fruit: Export Price fell 10% in 2018

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The reported decline in the value of frozen fruits exported from Central America is partially explained by the fall from $1.34 to $1.21 recorded in the price per kilo between January and December last year.

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Sales of Frozen Fruit Fell 11%

December 2018

In the first half of the year, countries in the region exported $51 million in frozen fruit, 11% less than in the same period in 2017.

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Frozen Fruit Sales: Good Numbers for Costa Rica

August 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, the country exported $19 million worth of frozen fruit, registering an increase of 8% with respect to exports in the same period in 2017.

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Fewer Exports of Frozen Fruit from Central America

March 2017

Between January and September 2016, Central America exported 37,000 tons of frozen fruit, 9% less than in the same period in 2015.

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