Portugal is currently Costa Rica's ninth EU trading partner. Costa Rican exports to Portugal have grown by 38% in the last five years. The main exports products to this market are bananas, pineapples, and cassava, which together account for 96% of the merchandise shipped.
According to the Fresh and Processed Foods in Portugal report, which was developed by the Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer), this country shows economic growth that is above the rest of the region. Its imports of fresh fruits and vegetables amounted to 1.446 billion dollars and had a year-on-year growth of 5%.
Costa Rica is Portugal's second main supplier of food. Some of the main export products are ñampí, sweet potato, watermelon, melon, papaya, and bananas.
“Our agricultural products are well known in Portugal, a market that presents an economic recovery. This report gives the exporters that are ready for the European market the tools to take advantage of the opportunities that Portugal offers, ”said Marta Esquivel, the director of Commercial Intelligence at Procomer.