According to data from banana producers’ association Assobacam, the two banana producers still operating in Cameroon exported 13,891 tons of the fruit in March 2020.
Compared with the 19,967 tons the two companies (Plantations du Haut Penja and Boh Plantations Plc) exported in March 2019, this represents a drop by 6,076 tons. In February 2020, those exports were already down by more than 6,500 tons year-on-year.
This counter-performance is mainly due to the drop in exports of Plantations du Haut Penja (PHP) which is also the leader of the market currently. From 18,600 tons in March 2019, the company’s exports reached only 12,793 tons in March 2020. In February 2020, the drop in PHP’s exports was roughly the same as those recorded in March 2020.
According to businessincameroon.com, during the period under review, the exports of Boh Plantations Plc dropped by 269 tons (-642 tons in February 2020) from 1,367 tons in March 2019 to 1,098 tons in March 2020.