Honduras: The value of banana exports up 11.5%

The Central Bank of Honduras stated that, between January and November 2015, the country's banana exports increased by 11.5% in value and 7.3% in volume when compared to the same period of 2014.
During the reference period, banana sales amounted to $442.7 million dollars, i.e. 11.5% more than the $397.2 million dollars achieved in the first eleven months of 2014, stated the Central Bank.
According to a report by the Honduran bank, Honduras exported 3,813 boxes of 18 kilos of bananas between January and November last year, 7.3% more than the 28,713 cases exported in the same period of 2014.
By November last year the price of a box of bananas averaged $14.37 dollars, 3.9% more than the $13.83 dollars it average throughout the same period of 2014, stated the report.
United States and Ireland were the main destinations for Honduran banana exports as those markets bought more than 90% of the fruit sold.
According to official figures, in 2014 banana exports, one of the main agricultural products of Honduras, amounted to $456 million dollars.

Source: panamaamerica.com.pa

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