In the period 2014 to 2018, Haitians bought US$11.4 million worth of sour lemons (Creole limes) from the Dominican Republic : 2014 (2.06 million), 2015 (1.86 million), 2016 (1.46 million), 2017 (1.36 million) and 2018 (4.70 million).
They were followed by United States (1.3 million US dollars), Germany (831,000 dollars) and Puerto Rico (769,000 dollars).
2018 saw a significant increase in Haitian demand, with sales of $4.7 million compared to $1.4 million in 2017. The Dominican Republic exports this type of lime to more than 40 countries.
Pérez, is one of the producers of this citrus fruit, which supplies the Haitian market via the sales made on the binational market in Jimaní.
According to haitilibre.com, the firm underlines that despite the Haitian Government's ban on the export of citrus from the Dominican Republic, Haitian traders cross the border daily to buy several hundred 140-lbs bags, that they then transport to Haiti.