Panama Exporting Less Goods

Exports of goods such as pineapple and banana dipped 6.6%.

Monday, April 4, 2011

According to January 2011 data, Panama exported $3 million less than in the same period of 2010.

Contrary to coffee exports, which recovered in January, banana, watermelon, shrimp and pineapple dropped when compared to 2010.

Some markets performed better than others: exports to Central American countries, for example, grew 10% to $82.3 million.



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June 2009

The decline of agricultural products exports have left losses of more than $20 million.

According to data from the Comptroller General of the Republic, a decline of 53% was reported for banana exports between January and April of this year, 68.85% in melons, 53.48% in watermelons, and 19.8% in pineapple compared to the same period last year.

Panamanian Exports Decrease by 50%

May 2009

At the end of the first quarter, $216 million were exported, 50.2% less than during the same period in 2008.

There were 255.5 million kilograms sent abroad, a decrease of 59.1% when compared to the first quarter of 2008, according to data from the Comptroller General of the Republic.

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May 2009

During the first two months of the year, export value was $125 million, compared to $232 million during the same period in 2008.

According to statistics from the General Accounting Office, the most affected areas were sea products (shrimp with a 59.9% decrease and shrimp larvae with 96.8%).

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