Rise of Cassava in Europe

The European Union is an alternative market for the export of roots and tubers, which traditionally have the United States as their main target.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

From the introduction of a market report on roots and tubers in the European Union by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office, through the Directorate of Commercial Intelligence carried out the present study in order to investigate the consumption of roots and tubers in the European Union (EU), a market which could be considered an alternative for export of these products.

This block is very important for Costa Rican exports, as it is the third destination region for exports, with a share of 18% in 2011. These exports are made up of high-tech products, such as integrated circuit boards and electronic micro structures -as well as agricultural products, both traditional and nontraditional. The European Union has become a major destination in the agricultural sector, it has been shown that

55% of exports to the EU are from the sector, with the main products being pineapple, green coffee and bananas, which together accounted for 82% of agricultural exports to the EU in the last year.

More on this topic

Colombia Increases Fruit Exports to Europe

January 2015

Between January and October 2014 the South American country exported 18% more fresh fruits to the European Union, as a result of the tariff benefits arising from the agreement.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer):

The tariff benefits coming from the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the European Union (EU) are promoting new exports, said ProColombia.

Guatemalan Exports to Europe Up 17%

November 2014

Holland was the country that bought the most goods sold by Guatemala to the European Union between January and September, which totaled $684.76 million, 17% more than in the same period in 2013.

The goods most exported to the European Union (EU) are textiles, nickel, vegetables and coffee, with the main destinations being the Netherlands which recorded purchases of $219 million, followed by Belgium with $86 million, Germany with $79.5 million and Spain with $78.6 in the first nine months of the year.

The Potential of Panamanian Yams and Cassava

June 2013

Tubers such as yams and cassava are being marketed in various forms including as fries or chips in several international markets.

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

Yam and cassava, two tubers used in Panamanian dishes, are now being marketed in different forms including as fries or chips in several foreign markets.

Molds which Makes Plants into Shapes

April 2013

Cucumber, zucchini and lemons have been grown inside transparent molds forming shapes such as hearts or stars.

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The Spanish company Zayintec displayed cucumbers in the form of hearts and stars during a tasting, at the stand of the Diputación Provincial de Almería.