Sales represented USD 1,475 million and constitute 63% of total exports, the Federation of Exporters of Ecuador (Fedexpor) stated. They also had a volume growth of 11%, which means 1,049 tons of products. Exports of the 10 main products of the Ecuadorian offer reached USD 1,290 million in January 2023. Most of them are concentrated in the food sector. The commercialization of bananas and plantains grew by 18% in their export value. The data shows that the fruit was well positioned at the beginning of the year in the European Union, the United States and China. In all these markets, bananas recovered remarkably, especially in Europe.
Fedexpor details that USD 177 million in bananas of the total USD 303 million exported to that common market were sold to the European Union. Its good performance is reflected in the 29% increase in both volume and sales.