Local Nicaraguan fruit conquers European market

Dutch buyers recently offered to buy the entire national production of red pitahayas (genus Hylocereus). There is also a good outlook for the fruit in the Danish market, thereby widening its breach in the demanding EU market.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The possibility of the Nicaraguan vegetable arriving soon in the Dutch and Danish markets was obtained by the Association of Nicaraguan Pineapple and Pitahaya Producers (Appinic); the process started months ago by the organization has produced good results.

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Nicaragua: Boom in Non-traditional Exports

April 2017

In the first quarter of this year, exports of pineapple, manufactured leather and timber goods recorded increases of over 200% compared to the same period in 2016.

Pineapples, fresh oranges, leather goods, timber, cocoa, scrap metal, confectionery and pharmaceutical products are some of the export items which recorded significant increases compared to the first quarter of 2016. 

Europe is Not Easy for Non-Traditional Exports

October 2012

Although there is a market in the EU for Nicaraguan non-traditional products, producers face tough requirements and controls in order to conquer it.

In 2013 the trade component of the Association Agreement with the European Union will come into effect, which will liberalize most of the Central American export goods.

Nicaraguan Products in Fruit Logistic 2011

February 2011

Producers managed to sell $ 4.2 million over three days of participation at the fair.

Azucena Castillo, general manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), said the purchase contracts are for okra, watermelon, ginger and dragon fruit.

"He stressed that those 4.2 million are in addition to what is planned to be exported this year (about 2.200 million dollars) and it also opens new markets," reported Laprensa.com.ni.

Venezuela to Purchase Nicaraguan Beans

July 2010

A delegation from the Venezuelan government will negotiate the purchase of 20,000 metric tons of black beans.

The president of the Nicaraguan Association of Producers and Exporters, Enrique Zamora, highlighted the benefit to producers that are organized in cooperatives.

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