In October 2019, 30,550 tons of bananas were shipped from the Canary Islands to the markets of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, while banana imports, mainly from Africa and Latin America, amounted to 44,608 tons. Since re-exports stood at 10,155 tons, Spanish consumers had access to about 65,003 tons of bananas. With these figures, the market share of imported bananas in October ranged from a minimum of 53% to a maximum of 69% of the total supply in Spain.
The main suppliers of imported bananas in October were Costa Rica with 14,087 tons, Cote d'Ivoire with 11,809 and Colombia with 9,495. Together, these countries accounted for 79% of the total volume.
Up to October, the Canary Islands had shipped 307,572 tons so far in 2019, while banana imports stood at 297,082 tons and re-exports at 80,977 tons, so the total available supply amounted to 523,677 tons; 9,012 more than in the same period of 2018. The cumulative market share of imported bananas has ranged from a minimum of 41% to a maximum of 57% of the supply available in Spain.
The main suppliers of imported bananas up to October were Costa Rica with 92,600 tons, Colombia with 76,379 and Cote d'Ivoire with 55,772. Together, these countries accounted for 76% of the total volume.
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