Frank Ocampo, Hagé International:

"Delays eventually drive pineapple prices up"

There are shortages in the pineapple market at the moment. These have been caused by delays in Costa Rica. "Double-booked ships in Costa Rica have resulted in the pineapple containers remaining in the port from week 2", says Frank Ocampo of Hagé International in the Netherlands. "This has had an impact on prices, which finally went above EUR 8 in week 3. In the past week, they have reached a peak with a price of EUR 10."

According to this importer, there are enough pineapples available in Costa Rica, which will mean a drop in price this month. "I hope prices will remain above EUR 8 for all sizes throughout the chain. This will allow us to make a better start than the first trimester of last year."

For more information:
Frank Ocampo
Hagé International
1 Spoorwegemplacement
2991 VT Barendrecht
T +31 180 648 765

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