Panama to Begin Exporting Pineapple to China

The first container of Panamanian pineapple left on October 1 to Beijing, China, and is expected that in the coming months shipments will be 12.5 containers per week.

Friday, October 4, 2019

The head of Agribusiness of the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA), Tomás Solís, said that the company Ananas Trading Inc. Panama will increase fruit exports from 12.5 to 25 containers per week in 2020, explains an official statement.

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The MIDA statement adds that "... pineapple exports will double from 25 to 50 containers per week in 2021 and within 5 years, it is expected to reach 100 containers per week.

Sergio Vargas of the company Ananas Trading Inc Panama, said that in addition to China export the product to 20 countries in Europe, the United States, South America and the Caribbean.

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