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Spain: Market share of imported bananas oscillated between 35 and 52% in 2017

In 2017, 307,000 tonnes of bananas were imported into Spain and shipments from the Canary Islands stood at 382,100 tonnes. The market share of imported bananas ranged from a maximum of 52% to a minimum of 35%.

In December 2017, 26,424 tonnes were shipped from the Canary Islands, while imports, mainly from Africa and Latin America, amounted to 23,521 tonnes. Since re-exports stood at 8,902 tonnes, Spanish consumers had access to some 41,043 tonnes of bananas. With these figures, the market share of imported bananas in December ranged from a minimum of 36% to a maximum of 57% of the supply available in Spain.

The main suppliers of imported bananas in December were Costa Rica, with 7,351 tonnes; Ivory Coast, with 4,258 tonnes; France, with 4,095 tonnes and Colombia, with 2,978 tonnes. Together, these countries accounted for 79% of the total volume.

In 2017 as a whole, the biggest suppliers of imported bananas were Costa Rica, with 99,413 tonnes; Ivory Coast, with 57,163 tonnes; France, with 42,856 tonnes and Colombia, with 37,865 tonnes. These four countries accounted for 77% of the total volume.


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