Banana exporters in Cameroon sold 16,109 tons of fruits in September 2022. Compared to the 20,471 tons sold in September 2021, this makes a decrease of 21.3% YoY.
According to national banana association Assobacam, Plantations du Haut Penja sold 13,791 tons in September 2022; 21.6% less than the 17,597 tons in September 2021. The second-largest exporter CDC ended the month with 1,246 tons of bananas, against 1,580 tons in the same period last year (-21.1%). The third market operator, Boh Plantations (BPL), exported 1,072 tons of bananas in September 2022, down 17.15% compared to 1,294 tons a year ago.
This drop in performance is a real setback considering the upward trend observed since 2020, when CDC returned to the market after a hiatus due to insecurity in the Southwest.