In the twelve weeks leading up to 7 April, the Mintec price of Costa Rican pineapples rose by 14%. This rise can be attributed to steady exports, following the gradual re-opening of the global economy and easing of lockdown restrictions. Costa Rican pineapple exports rose by 9% in January and February 2021 respectively, compared to the same period in the previous year.
Costa Rica is the world’s largest pineapple exporter and it primarily exports to North America and Europe, but has been shipping noteworthy pineapple volumes to China in recent years.
Mintecglobal.com says that reports suggest that Costa Rican exports to China have risen over the last few months, with more recent trade supported by the recent Chinese ban on Taiwanese pineapples, which took effect on the 1 March 2021.