Bananas

US banana prices Jan.-Feb.'20 steady y-o-y

This weekend, Luc Hellebuyck [@Bananas4All], former Eucofel Aisbl CEO, tweeted a comprehensive table on banana prices in the US, exclaiming that US banana prices in the January February 2020 were steady year-on-year. Source: publish.twitter.com

Vitalii Turchyn

New Zealand scientists and growers try to ‘build a better banana’

In New Zealand, bananas are among the favourite fruits, with more than $220 million worth imported there from countries like Ecuador, the Philippines, Mexico and Panama each…

Demand for bananas remains uncertain

Supplies of bananas in Canada are currently steady. Joe Nobrega with Toronto, Canada-based Meschino Banana Co. Ltd. notes that supplies are coming in largely from South…

Price of Chinese bananas shows downward trend

Chinese banana supply exceeds market demand

"Supply and demand in the Chinese banana market have both recovered in the last few weeks. Market supply greatly increased and the prices gradually returned to regular levels." This is according to Mr. Xia Zuxiang, member of the board of Shanghai Suofeiya International Trade Co., Ltd. Mr. Xia recently…

Biodegradable PATI bags to protect bunches of bananas on trial in South Africa

Commercial producers use expensive plastic banana bunch bags that often are impregnated with insecticides to protect banana bunches. The Italian manufacturer PATI, a division of Guarniflon Spa, has designed in collaboration with his  RSA distributor, FILMFLEX, a biobased banana bag that, after use,  can be  left…

"On our farm alone, we were throwing away around five metric tonnes a week"

An Australian company making the most out of fresh produce waste

A Queensland-based food manufacturing company is continuing to expand its operations and product-base, using the excess produce and waste from growers around Australia. Natural Evolution Foods, from Walkamin in the state's Far-North, started making products from bananas 10 years ago after realising the…

Colombia

ICA monitors musaceae plantations in Caldas against the moko and the Fusarium

The Colombian Agricultural Institute, ICA, is carrying out inspection, surveillance, and control visits to plantain and banana crops in the Colombian department of Caldas to…

IITA banana research paper among most downloaded

'A breakthrough in the search for banana varieties, resistant to the lethal bacterial banana wilt disease'

A paper published by a team led by scientists from IITA was among the top 10% most downloaded of all papers published between January 2018 and December 2019 in Wiley’s Plant…

Boragen Inc. and Dole Fresh Fruit Company

New partnership to examine use of boron in fighting Black Sigatoka

Boragen Inc., a world-leading boron-based discovery platform announced a collaboration with Dole Fresh Fruit Company, a subsidiary of Dole Food Company, Inc. Dole is focused…

Ecuadorian banana exports increased between January and March 2020

The results of the first quarter of 2020 reflect the investments that Ecuador's banana sector made in 2019. The 4,000 new hectares of banana plantations and the renovation of…

Canadian banana supplier wins Excellence in Producer Partnerships prize

To highlight Fairtrade Month, Equifruit, Inc. announced that they are honoured to have won the prize for Excellence in Producer Partnerships at the Canadian Fairtrade Awards. This prize recognizes Equifruit for their involvement and long-term commitment in developing a sustainable business relationship…

New report shows that banana sector is ready for more sustainabililty

Banana producers are increasingly using voluntary sustainability standards to tackle the sector’s sustainability challenges, including crop diseases, climate change impacts,…

UN Food and Agriculture Organization: Bjorn Hovdal

'Philippines set to become world's second-largest banana exporter in next nine years'

The Philippines is set to cement its position as the world’s second-largest exporter of bananas in the next nine years. This will be accomplished on the back of better supply…

Banjat Chaiyapruke

'Banana-COVID' – Fusarium Wilt TR4 in India

Scientists are comparing the threat to domestic banana cultivation to COVID-19. With this ‘Corona-virus situation for bananas’, most of the crops will be destroyed due to…

“Vietnamese banana price is at the bottom at the moment”

After almost one month’s closure, most fruit processing factories have started operating again since 22 April. Mr. Nguyen Huu Thien is the vice director of Vietnamese banana export company Hand & Hand Co., Ltd. He reviewed the effect of the Covid-19 crisis on his export activity, and shared how he…

Karsten Eggert

Australia: Carnarvon banana growers and mid-west farmers seek storm compensation

Carnarvon banana grower Byron Sutcliffe is one of the many farmers in his region counting the cost of the once in a decade storm that hit Western Australia this Sunday.…

Andreas Steidlinger

India: Winds damage banana crop in Gobichettipalayam

Strong winds damaged the standing banana crops at the Gobichettipalayam plantations on Sunday night; now the growers seek government compensation. Crop that were ready for…

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Average week price of Costa Rican bananas at £0.79 / kg

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The average week price of Costa Rican bananas for week 21 was at £0.79…

The curfew in Peru impacts organic banana exports

The curfew established in Peru to stop the advance of the coronavirus, which goes from 16:00 to 4:00 in the most affected regions (Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, and…

Thai Fruit Golden Month festivals to be held in eight Chinese cities Evgeniy Fesenko

Thailand expands fruit promotions as China eases lockdowns

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry is actively promoting Thai fruits in eight Chinese cities as China is easing its anti-COVID-19 lockdowns. Somdet Susomboon, director-general of…

Ecuadorian banana exports increase during the first quarter of 2020

The investments made in banana production in Ecuador, aimed at intensive cultivation, have allowed maintaining exports of this fruit despite the worldwide expansion of COVID-19, cushioning the effects of the pandemic in the banana sector. According to a report from the Association of Banana Exporters…

Market in part of banana production areas in/around China picking up

Today, the average price of good-grade bananas in banana production areas is around 2.70 yuan/kg. The overall market has declined, but in certain production areas it has…

Peruvian organic banana exports continue despite the pandemic

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru, through the National Service of Agrarian Health (SENASA), supports thousands of small producers of organic bananas in the region of Piura by helping to consolidate their products in the main international markets. Thanks to the validity of the…

Kerala and Tamil Nadu Harryfn

Hundreds of acres of bananas damaged in Tiruchy, Pudukai

Although the damage was lower compared to the storm in April, heavy rain and gales laid waste hundreds of  acres of harvest-ready bananas in Andhanallur, Musiri and Lalgudi on Sunday…

Tanzania Agricultural research Institute Uyole centre: Dinorah Alejandra Arizpe Valdés

‘Growers should report any banana disease’

Banana growers in Rungwe district - in Tanzania’s Mbeya region - have been called upon to report whenever they discover and disease infecting the crop so as to increase…

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Australia's $600 mln banana industry to benefit from new quarantine facility

A new state-of-the art quarantine facility is fast-tracking imports of improved banana varieties in the race to save Australia's $600 million industry. Queensland produces 95…

Average weekly wholesale prices of bananas

Ecuadorian bananas sell for average price of £0.85 per kg

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. Ecuadorian bananas sold for an average price of £0,85 per kg, up 13% as…

Juan Luis Cardona, President of Uniban

Colombia: "This year we expect to export 44.7 million boxes of bananas and 3.3 million boxes of plantains"

Despite the global pandemic, Uniban, Colombia's main banana and plantain exporting and marketing company increased exports in the first quarter of 2020. In this period, the company exported 15.3 million boxes of bananas and one million boxes of boxes of plantain. This means the company's exports…

Scott Jones

Japan: Imported fruits becoming scarce as lockdowns abroad hurt harvests

Bananas and mangoes -and other products- are in shorter supply in Japan as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused lockdown-driven delays in harvesting, flight reductions and a…

Robert Greeve, Anaco & Greeve:

"Oversupply causes too-low banana prices for the time of year"

In the Netherlands, bananas were still selling very well in the infamous hoarding week. That was just after the anti-coronavirus measures were announced. That good market situation has, however, not continued in recent weeks. "One reason is that the Russian banana market was bad. Exporters, therefore,…

Iurii Golub

Ripening bananas in the oven

Waiting for bananas to ripen is no-one’s favorite thing. Since most of the bananas purchased at the grocery store probably have a good bit of ripening to do, one can speed up the process and ripen…

A Colombian court wants to investigate banana companies in Uraba for financing paramilitary groups

The Specialized Chamber for Land Restitution of the Superior Court of Antioquia requested the Prosecutor's Office investigate the three most important banana companies in…

Argentina

Formosa banana growers refuse to sell their fruit below a minimum price

The Laguna Naineck subsidiary of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA) decided to interrupt the marketing of bananas produced in the province of Formosa to demand better…

Banana business is booming in Northland, New Zealand

While banana trees are not uncommon in New Zealand, they are generally grown for their exotic appearance and not for consumption. So it might come as a surprise to some people…

Difficult market for bananas: prices up to 23 euros per box

The current market moment is not easy to understand. A first choice product sells at 17-18 euros per box, and even up to 23 euros per box for the product with the most well-known stamp. "I believe there is a strong psychological component in the current market situation - says Alessandro Dal Bello from…

Banana Accompanying Measures programme Julie Feinstein

EU agrees to 2-year extension of Cameroon banana support measures

The European Union recently decided to extend its Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) programme being implemented in Cameroon over the past 7 years (2013-2020) by two years.…

Jan Kees Boon, Fruit and Vegetable Facts

"In 2019, the Netherlands imported more bananas than Belgium for the first time in a long time"

The global banana trade market has generally been stable in recent years. In the past three years, a net amount of about 21 million tons of bananas were traded internationally. This includes plantains but excludes re-exports. That still indicates a gradual growth. At around the turn of the century, this…

Mattanin Nonchang

Wilt, drought and virus slash Philippines banana exports by 40% in 2020

Filipino exporters expect their banana shipments to drop by as much as 40 percent in terms of volume this year as output is drastically reduced by Fusarium Wilt and a drought,…

Jose Bernard of Coopabando:

“The banana industry is challenging for smaller growers”

The Dominican Republic exports an average of 400 containers of bananas a week and around 95% of these are destined for the European market. Coopabando is a cooperative of small organic banana producers in the Dominican Republic, and their biggest market is France, which absorbs around 90% of their…

Compagnie Fruitière continues its development in Europe with a strengthening of its activities in Romania

Compagnie Fruitière, the network of ripeners inEurope with 600,000 tonnes of ripened bananas per year and 22 distribution sites in Europe, is expanding its distribution and…

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Farmers adopt tissue culture bananas as Kenyan county builds processing plant

Farmers in Taita-Taveta have embraced tissue culture banana varieties to improve yields as they seek to benefit from processing plant that is under construction in Taveta sub…

Preechar Bowonkitwanchai

Containers with bananas held up at Iran's southern ports

Some 70-80 reefer containers of bananas have been stuck at Iran's southern ports. However, the Central Bank of Iran failed to allocate foreign currency needed to start their…

Mangoes and bananas top the list Yakupccakir

Bangladesh among top fruit producers

Bangladesh is one of the top fruit producers in the world. A total of 70 different fruits are being produced in the country. Mango production stood at 2.37 million tonnes in…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Ecuadorian bananas see price hike of 43%, ending up at £0.63 / kg

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The average price of Colombian bananas is at £0.88, the same as the price…

Ecuadorian banana exports increase in the first quarter

According to data provided by the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE), during the first quarter of 2020, Ecuador exported 104,731,409 boxes of bananas, i.e. 9.92% more than in the same period of 2019. The fastest-growing destination for banana exports was the Middle East with an increase of…

Focusing on reducing food losses in the export banana supply chain

In April 2020, Pacific Coast Produce (PCP) launched an innovative research project to dramatically and cost-effectively enhance banana quality and reduce waste. Importantly, they want to deliver a more consistent product for their consumers. PCP is a cooperative of six organic and 'ecoganic' Cavendish…

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Belize: Beans and banana revenues contribute to first export increase of 2020

Whіlе Веlіzе’ѕ ехроrtѕ wеrе dоwn fоr thе fіrѕt twо mоnthѕ оf 2020, thе Ѕtаtіѕtісаl Іnѕtіtutе оf Веlіzе (ЅІВ) rероrtѕ thаt thе mоnth оf Маrсh ѕаw аn іnсrеаѕе оf 2.6 реrсеnt duе…

Paraguayan banana producers adapt to the new situation

The National Inter-sectorial Table of Banana Competitiveness (Menicob) issued a statement in which it asked producers, gatherers, and the owners of banana packing facilities…

Ecuador

Banana exporters oppose the creation of another tariff due to the COVID-19 crisis

On Monday, May 4, Ecuador's National Assembly will hold the first debate of the draft Humanitarian Support Law, which proposes exceptional contributions in light of the…

Jason Rosenberg

Philippines-South Korea Free Trade Agreement moves on despite virus

The government of the Philippines is pushing on with negotiations to conclude its free-trade agreement with South Korea, but the trade deal’s finalization has been moved to…

Division between Ecuadorian banana producers and exporters

The National Federation of Banana Producers' (Fenabe) proposal to freeze Ecuadorian banana production for three weeks to regulate supply in the market and achieve a recovery…

Sohel Patel

Dubai: Theft of 810 tonnes of bananas, grapes & coconuts

More than Dh4 million (€1 mln) worth of bananas, tomatoes, grapes, pomegranates, coconuts and chillies have been stolen in an devious scam in Dubai. Many Indian exporters have…

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Dutch Customs find 4.5 tons of cocaine in bananas from Costa Rica

Dutch Customs officials have found 4.5 tons of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas from Costa Rica. They reacted to a tip-off by a company in the port of Vlissingen. The…

Dropping banana purchase prices in China brought active inquiries

Last week (April 19-25), prices at banana production areas decreased in varying degrees. The main reason is that prices were significantly driven up last week by traders…

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Stricter Covid-19 port controls result in 40 kg of cocaine discovered among bananas

As the Corona-virus is blocking trade between countries and between continents, this also creates problems for drug traffickers who need to get their product to the consumer…

Bad weather in states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Susan Vineyard

Heavy rain destroys banana crop in Anantapur - hail damage in Nagarkurnool

Heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds, have damaged banana crop plantations in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The banana growers were already facing a crisis,…

The Canarian firm is committed to organizing production to improve prices

Europlatano increases its production by 17%

Agriculture doesn't stop, not even in these complicated times, and we have to take stock of the first quarter of this atypical 2020. Everybody is facing a totally new scenario, which requires our full attention and commitment. The year began with a positive figure for the banana sector in general:…

Spain

Free Canary bananas for hospitals, nursing homes and home care services

The Association of Banana Producer Organizations of the Canary Islands (ASPROCAN) has signed a collaboration agreement with AUSOLAN, a company devoted to collective catering that provides services to hospitals, nursing homes and home care services across the country. As a result, free bananas from the…

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Costa Rican banana industry defends COVID-19 prevention measures

Banana Link is an organisation that works for fair and equitable production and trade  in bananas and pineapples based on  environmental, social and economic sustainability. In a…

Ecuador banana harvest continues despite logistical challenges

“Contracted banana market is stable, but spot market prices are down”

Despite the many issues and challenges that have been brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ecuador banana harvest is continuing fairly normally, with minimal disruptions, though the logistics have met a few more obstacles. Juan José Pons is the coordinator of the Banana Cluster of Ecuador, which is…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Ecuador see £0.44: 42% drop from last week

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The current average week prices of bananas were at £0.99 for…

AEBE distances itself from the Ecuadorian banana companies that defend the stoppage of sales

"We'll continue shipping all our contracted exports"

Part of the banana sector in Ecuador recently announced that it would halt its activity for three weeks to reduce the current oversupply in the market and stabilize export prices, which are currently down. However, Jose Antonio Hidalgo, the head of the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE),…

MacKay’s celebrating 75 years amid COVID-19

Queensland farming family, the MacKays, are today celebrating 75 years in business. Normally this would be cause for a large family gathering to celebrate this great milestone, however today the MacKay’s will be working hard on the farms and celebrating via a Zoom call. “We have embraced the internet for…

Ecuadorian banana growers get ready to halt sales for 3 weeks

The difficult situation that the banana sector in Ecuador is going through due to the drop in income as a consequence of the world health crisis has forced the productive sector to decide to stop sales for three weeks to end the oversupply of fruit there is in the market and stabilize prices. In…

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Kerala's Horticorp procures bananas from Indian farmers amid lockdown

Kerala state government body Horticorp has started procuring bananas from farmers directly in the district of Wayanad, as they were not able to sell their produce due to the…

Banana price comes down to regular levels

Chinese banana supply grows

The distribution volume of bananas in the Chinese market is growing because banana production in the Philippines is recovering and many Chinese banana production areas are entering the market one after the other. The price is gradually coming down to more reasonable levels. Mr. Xia Zuxiang, board member of Shanghai Suofeiya…

International Labor Day stimulates Chinese banana price

The Chinese banana price was quite good last week (April 12-17). International Labor Day is almost upon us and this holiday always encourages traders to stock up in…

Cameroon government to cover 10% of producers’ 2020 plantain banana seedlings

Cameroon’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the distribution of 1.5 million plantain banana seedlings for the 2020 agricultural season, in the framework…

Australia: Panama disease program for Far North Queensland

The North Queensland government and the Australian Banana Growers' Council have teamed up to jointly fund and deliver a program that is designed to protect Australia's $600…

Demand for Ecuadorian bananas is expected to drop by 30%

Ecuador's banana sector has remained operational during the state of emergency that the country is experiencing due to the coronavirus. However, "we have not been oblivious to logistical problems, especially caused by staff absenteeism for fear of becoming infected, especially in carriers, container…

Banana company shares recent ‘No Banana Wasted’ initiatives ahead of Earth Day

Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, Chiquita is sharing its recent efforts to promote a more sustainable future by reducing food waste. With a goal to eliminate banana waste entirely by 2020, Chiquita has implemented various zero-waste practices to help combat the global food waste epidemic, including…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Average UK prices for Costa Rica bananas stationary at £0.89

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. Average prices of Costa Rica bananas have been stationary at…

Chinese imports of SE Asian bananas limited by COVID-19 pandemic

The peak period of Chinese import of bananas from Myanmar takes place every year between October and May. The daily import volume at Houqiao port in Yunnan can reach around 100-200 trucks. However, this year the import of bananas from Myanmar encountered many obstacles as a result of the outbreak of…

Warning from AgroFair; fake news regarding bananas and covid-19

"Bananas are healthy. They're a good source of fibre, potassium and starch. It also contains B vitamins. Claiming that the food bananas protect against Covid-19 is a daring…

Mexico continues exporting bananas to China

Primary activities in the different states of Mexico haven't stopped despite the health emergency that was declared in the country due to the coronavirus. The banana sector in Tabasco, for example, continues to work normally and is preparing the next shipments to international markets, as reported by the…

10,000 hectares of plantain in Venezuela at risk due to lack of fuel

The president of the Foundation for the Improvement of Banana in Venezuela (Fumplaven), Jose Rafel Urdaneta, stated that the lack of fuel to keep drainage systems active during the imminent rainy season could jeopardize the production of some 10,000 hectares banana. Urdaneta said that they needed 60,000…

Chinese banana price fluctuates in response to varying supply volumes from production areas

The overall price of Chinese bananas did not show any major fluctuations last week (April 5-11), but the conditions in individual production areas were not stable at all. The…

Virus is about to affect banana supplies

Is seems the coronavirus pandemic may limit supplies of bananas in Asia. Growers in the Philippines, the world’s second-biggest exporter, said overseas shipments may drop by…

AU: New era for Panama TR4 Program

A new management board to oversee the Panama TR4 Program in Queensland until 2023 has met for the first time, heralding the start of a unique government-industry partnership…

April 15

Spending National Banana Day at home with tips from Chiquita

Maintaining its commitment to being a ‘Good Neighbor’ during the global stay-at-home protocol, Chiquita recognizes families’ need for engaging activities to stay busy and productive. Ahead of National Banana Day on April 15, Chiquita is encouraging fans to celebrate safely with various a-peeling…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Ecuador sell for £0.93 per kg, up 111%,

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. Click here for a larger image. The current average week price of…

India: Gale hits banana crop in Tiruchi and Karur districts

Gusty winds that accompanied the short spell of summer rain on Wednesday felled the standing banana crops -many of them bearing fruits, ready for the harvest- in hundreds of…

Bananas continue to see even movement

When it comes to moving bananas, things are running smoothly right now. “It’s business as usual in terms of supplies from South and Central America,” says Anthony Serafino of Exp Group, LLC based in North Bergen, New Jersey. “But given the global pandemic, the situation is extremely fluid.” Serafino…

Banana imports to EU 28 in 2019 dropped 1.3 percent y-o-y

Banana imports to the EU seem to have dropped by 1.3% (or 70,000 tons) year-on-year. The drop was largest regarding shipments from Suriname, Cameroon and St. Lucia. Brazilian and Guatemalan exports, in contrast, were at 108.1% and 30.1% respectively. Click here for a larger image.

Women becoming more prominent in Ecuador’s banana sector

Cecilia Manzanillas grew up in a banana farming family in Ecuador. “My father was farmer who taught us how to work the land and how to do it with care. I also learned a lot about discipline, about how to work and care for the environment and also how women can be a part of the banana industry,” says…

Cameroon banana exports dropped by over 6,000 tons year-on-year

According to data from banana producers’ association Assobacam, the two banana producers still operating in Cameroon exported 13,891 tons of the fruit in March 2020. Compared…

Tanzanian research teams are tackling banana wilt disease

Research teams in Tanzania are challenging the banana wilt disease that affects the growth of bananas. The research is conducted by researchers from the International…

Number of visiting traders grows and the border situation with Laos and Myanmar improves

Chinese banana price begins to stabilize

The Chinese banana price was weak this week (29 March - 4 April). The average price in production areas still showed a slight decline in the beginning of the week, but then…

Black Sigatoka leaf disease

Tanzania: Banana production under threat

The humble banana, one of the staple foods in East Africa, is under threat from a fungal disease. Kagera region in Tanzania and Luwero districts in Uganda are the most affected…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Average most usual price for Colombian bananas in week 14 at  £0.87

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The average most usual price (£/kg) for bananas from Colombia in…

Australian Government provides certainty for farm workforce through temporary visa changes

Australia's farmers and producers have been given a boost during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Federal Government announcing changes to visa arrangements, following concerns…

Mexico

Bananas generate more than 50,000 jobs in Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco

Banana cultivation is an important source of employment and wealth for Mexico's agricultural regions. In the states of Colima, Jalisco, and Michoacan this activity generates more than 50,000 jobs, according to Francisco Hueso, the leader of the Central Pacific Banana Producers' Regional Agricultural…

Tweet: World imports in 2019 show no growth

In a tweet, Luc Hellebuyck@Bananas4All reports how banana world imports in 2019 have shown no growth. US imports have dropped by 2.1%, which -for North America- was compensated a little bit by the modest Canadian growth of 1.6%. Eastern Europe saw a drop of 2.0%, just 0.5% less than imports for the…

Prices of EU produced bananas were relatively high at the end of 2019

The European Commission has published a report showing the prices of bananas imported from Latin America over the last five years. Other tabs in the report show the prices of yellow bananas produced in Europe itself. For even more detailed numbers, the report shows the average wholesale prices of bananas…

Mexico achieved a new banana export record in 2019

In 2019, Mexico achieved a new banana export record with shipments worth 293 million dollars, i.e. 8.1% more than in the previous year, according to data from the Bank of…

South Korea: North Chungcheong Province works on cultivating bananas

Spurred on by the effects of climate change that cause the northward migration of tropical fruits, North Chungcheong Province has begun cultivating domestic bananas. On Mar.…

Minimal coronavirus impact for South African cross-border banana farmers

Border closures and limitations on movement as a result of the coronavirus disease have had minimal impact on South African farmers with operations in Mozambique. Still,…

UK wholesale fruit and vegetable prices

Average price Conference pears at £1.08 per kg

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. Average prices of Gala apples collected from various national…


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