The plantations damaged by tropical storms Eta and Iota are recovering

Honduran banana exports increase by $15.8 million in the first two months of 2022

According to data from the Central Bank of Honduras, banana exports totaled 58.4 million dollars in the first two months of the year, showing an increase of 15.8 million dollars.

This increase responds to the recovery of the banana plantations in the productive areas that were affected by the passage of tropical storms Eta and Iota. As a result of this increase in exports, the banana is once again the country's second-largest generator of foreign exchange, a position that was momentarily occupied by palm oil.

Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, and Fish exports stood at 142.6 million dollars, i.e. 33.4 million of 30.6% more than in the first two months of 2021. This increase is essentially explained by the 17.4 million increase in melon and watermelon exports and the 15.8 million dollars increase in banana exports.

Melon and watermelon exports were more dynamic because there was a greater exportable supply compared to the same period of 2021 when the crop was affected by the impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota.

The demand for these products originated mainly from the United States, where the country mostly exported melons of the Cantaloupe, white and yellow Honeydew, Gaul, and Harper varieties.

 

Source: latribuna.hn 


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