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Banana imports by countrie:

Overall banana imports for all importing countries rose 2.5% since 2014

Overall, the value of bananas imports for all importing countries rose by an average 2.5% since 2014 when international purchases of bananas were valued at $15.2 billion. From 2017 to 2018, imported bananas depreciated by -2%.

From a continental perspective, European nations consumed the highest dollar worth of imported bananas during 2018 with purchases valued at $8.8 billion or 56.3% of the global total. In second place were North American importers at 20.8% while 19.1% of worldwide bananas imports were delivered to Asian nations.

Below are the 15 countries that imported the highest dollar value worth of bananas during 2018:

Smaller percentages of globally imported bananas were bought by Latin America (2.3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (1%) then Oceania (0.4%) led by New Zealand.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for fresh or dried bananas and plantains is 0803.

Click here to see the list of the origin of bananas per importing country.


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