In September 2021, banana exporters from Cameroon exported 20,471 tons of the fruit, according to figures recently published by the Banana Association of Cameroon (ASSOBACAM). This represents a 7,820 tons increase month-on-month. Year on year, the volume of bananas exported in September 2021 is up by 14% (2,532 tons).
Large shipments from Plantations du Haut Penja (PHP) contributed heavily to this growth. Indeed, this subsidiary of the French group Compagnie fruitière de Marseille exported 17,597 tons of banana in September 2021 (compared to 10,683 tons in August 2021), up 2,237 tons (+14.5%) from the 15,360 tons exported in the same period in 2020.
At the same time, state firm CDC, which is still struggling to recover from the ravages of the socio-political crisis in several regions of Cameroon since late 2016, exported 1,580 tons of banana in September 2021, after 1,139 tons a month earlier, and 1,312 tons in September 2020. As for market minnow Boh Plantations PLC, its exports rose from 1,267 tons in September 2020, to 1,294 tons a year later against 829 tons in August 2021.