Honduras: $140 million in Melon and Watermelon Exports

The country will export about $100 million in melon and $40 million in watermelon to the United States, Europe and Canada, between December 2008 and May 2009.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

According to Hondudiario.com, the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Honduras, Hector Hernandez, said that the country has surmounted the recommendations of the United States Food and Drug Administration in regards to melon, being able to export to Canada and the United States once again."

The article also indicated that the minister announced in turn that "mangoes will begin to be exported to the United States in the coming weeks."

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Watermelon Exports in Central America

December 2016

In 2015 the region as a whole exported $36 million worth of watermelons, led by Costa Rica and Panama who exported $14 million each, followed by Honduras, with $4 million.

Watermelon Trade figures in Central America, analyzed by the Business Inteligence Unit at CentralAmericaData.com show that in 2015 the countries in Central America exported 154,476 tons of whole watermelon, at an average price of $0.23 per kilogram.

Panama: Exports of Melon, Watermelon and Pumpkin Up 13%

May 2014

25 thousand tons of cucurbits were sold in Europe, the United States and Canada in the 2013-2014 agricultural season.

The price for a box of melons in presentation of 24 pounds was $13, a box of watermelon weighing 37 pounds cost $16, while a sack of pumpkins weighing 45 pounds was sold in international markets at $12.

Panama: Optimism for Melons, Watermelons and Pumpkins

January 2013

Growers expect production to recover during 2013, to place their products on the U.S. market.

Taking advantage of the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) between Panama and the U.S., growers in this country expect better results during 2013, after considerable crop losses during 2012 due to heavy rainfall.

Honduras: Melon and Watermelon Exports Up 10%

July 2010

The current harvest by exporters achieved sales abroad worth $50 million.

At the XVII International Congress of Producers and Exporters of Melon and Watermelon held in Tela, Honduras, the head of the Honduran Federation of Agricultural Exporters (FPX), Medardo Galindo, indicated that the world financial crisis and internal political conflict had not affected the pace of exports.

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