In May 2020, Cameroon’s banana exports dropped significantly after a disappointing first quarter, which saw a 13,000 tons-plus drop in exports. According to figures compiled by the banana exporters’ association Assobacam (Association bananière du Cameroun), the volume of banana exported by the country in May 2020 was 11,872 tons. Compared with the 16,135 tons it exported in May 2019, this represents a drop of 4,263 tons.
With a drop of 3,844 tons in its exports in May 2020, plantations du Haut Penja (PHP), the local subsidiary of Compagnie fruitière, has been the main reason for the decline in the local banana market during May.
According to the figures from Assobacam, the leader of Cameroon’s banana market exported only 10,795 tons of banana in May 2020, compared to 14,639 tons during the same period in 2019. This reveals a gap of 3,844 tons.