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Bananas: Exports to the Netherlands Up 38%

In the first three months of the year, Central American countries registered $625 million in banana sales abroad, and exports to the Netherlands increased by 38% compared to the same period in 2017.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Figures from the information system on the Fresh or Dry Banana Market in Central America, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData:

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Exports by country 
In the first quarter of 2018 the main exporter of fresh or dried bananas in Central America was Costa Rica, with $261 million, followed by Guatemala, with $206 million, Honduras, with $128 million, Panama with $24 million, Nicaragua with $6 million and El Salvador, with $400,000. 

Variation of exports 
Between January and March of 2017 and 2018, the export volume of bananas recorded a decrease of 4%, falling from 1.5 million tons to 1.4 million tons. 

In the periods in question, the export value also registered a decrease, decreasing from $631 million to $625 million. 

Contrary to the behavior of sales in general, exports made by the region to the Netherlands grew in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2017, going from $37 million to $51 million.

Destination of exports 
From January to March 2018, 66% of the value exported from Central America went to the USA, 8% to the Netherlands, 6% to Belgium and 4% to the United Kingdom. 

The Netherlands is the destination market for Central American exports that has grown the most in the first quarter of the last seven years, since in 2012 they represented less than 1% of sales and this year this proportion rose to 8%.

 

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Banana: Sales to the Netherlands grow at 36%

In the first six months of 2019, Central American companies recorded $590 million in banana exports, and sales to the Netherlands grew 36% over the same period in 2018.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData:

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Costa Rica and Guatemala, Main Exporters
From January to June 2019, the main exporter of fresh or dried bananas in Central America was Costa Rica with $484 million, followed by Guatemala with $456 million, Honduras with $249 million, Panama with $66 million, Nicaragua with $12 million and El Salvador with $100,000.

Regional Business Downwards
Between the first half of 2018 and the same period of 2019, the value of banana exports registered a 6% decrease, going from 1,312 million to $1,235 million.

In the case of exports made by the region to the Netherlands grew for the periods in question, going from $92 million to $124 million.

U.S., Main Buyer
In the first six months of 2019, 65% of the value exported from Central America went to the U.S., 10% to the Netherlands, 5% to the United Kingdom and 3% to Italy.

The Netherlands is the destination market for Central American exports that has grown the most in the first six months of the last eight years, since in 2012 represented less than 0.5% of sales and last year that proportion rose to 10%.

 

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