Frozen Fruit: Regional Sales on the Rise

The first quarter of 2021 saw an increase in frozen fruit exports by 60% to $41 million in the Central American region, with Costa Rica being the main seller with $47 million.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Frozen Fruit Exports in Central America Al March 31st, 2021  

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Exports by Country
During the first quarter of 2021, Costa Rica remained the leading exporter of frozen fruit in the region with $46.7 million. It is followed by Guatemala with $18.4 million and El Salvador with $1.4 million. Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras did not record significant exports.

This year Guatemala and Costa Rica increased their sales in year-on-year terms by 124.8% and 43.6% respectively. Only El Salvador reduced its frozen fruit exports by 17.7%.

Rising Exports
Between 2020 and 2021, the value of frozen fruit exports grew by 59.9%, from $25.6 million to $40.9 million. In the case of the volume sold, it is reported that for the periods in question increased from 19,392 tons in 2020 to 26,703 tons in 2021, which is equivalent to a variation of 37.71%.

Destination of Exports
From January to March 2021, 67.22% of the value exported from Central America was destined for the USA, 7.65% for Canada, 6.13% for Belgium and 3.07% for France.

The U.S. is the destination market for Central American sales that has grown the most for the period of analysis in recent years, going from 50.45% of the total in 2012, to 67.22% in the first quarter 2021.

Export Prices
In recent years, the average price of Central American sales has been on an upward trend, rising from $1.32 to $1.54 per kilo between March 2020 and 2021, equivalent to an increase of 39%.

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