There is currently not much positive news to report about the pineapple market. "Over the past week, pineapples were sold far below the desired price level in day trading and it does not look like it will get better in the coming weeks," said Frank Ocampo of Hagé International.
"There is too much speculation, with conflicting reports from Costa Rica and Panama. In addition, the consumption of many exotics, including pineapples, has fallen sharply in recent months. This 'Post-COVID market' shows that the lower spending pattern has a direct impact on food that is not part of the basic package. And pineapple is unfortunately not a staple food, unlike the top fruit and citrus, which has been going very well so far, with the exception of limes. Hopefully the pineapple market will pick up again and we will get the business back to cost-effective operation again both on the daily market and in the programs."