USA Consuming More Papaya

In 2014 papaya imports increased by 15% compared to 2013, maintaining the upward trend seen since 2011 and reflecting the increased consumption of the fruit in the country.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

From a statement issued by the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

US consumers, according to new food trends, are reacting positively to the attributes of fruits such as papaya, since it has a high content of vitamins and nutrients needed to stay healthy.

Imports of this product in the United States grew by 15% in 2014 compared to 2013, which adds to the sustained growth seen since 2011 (an annual average of 13%). Imports are mainly from Mexico, followed by Guatemala and Belize.



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Spain Imports More Fruits and Vegetables

June 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, imports grew slightly compared to the same period in 2017, driven by growth of third countries, with 11% of the total.

From a report by Procomer:

In the first quarter of 2018, Spanish imports of fruits and vegetables grew slightly in relation to the same period in 2017, totalling 823,145 ton, driven by growth of other countries, with 11% of the total. Meanwhile, purchases from the European Union (EU) went down by 5%, standing at 464,738 tons, according to data from the General Directorate of Customs.   

Opportunity for Cranberry Exports

August 2017

In recent years consumption of this fruit in the United States has increased by about 30%, in Europe 76% and in China 140%.

From a statement from issued by Agexport in Guatemala:

The AGRITRADE platform at AGEXPORT has identified cranberries as an option for diversifying the country's agricultural exports, taking into account demand and trends in the international market.

Panama Exports Less Fruit

March 2017

The union of agricultural producers reports that in recent years they have lost about 24,500 hectares of melon, watermelon, pineapple and banana.

The export value in 2016 was lower by $15 million, compared to year ago, according to data from the National Union of Agricultural Producers of Panama (Unpapa).

Canadians Eating More Fruit and Vegetables

January 2015

Between 2009 and 2013 the consumption of fresh fruits in the northern country increased 6%, while in the same period vegetable consumption went up by 5%.

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

The Canadian market for fresh fruits and vegetables is estimated to be worth $11.2 billion a year.

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