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Chile leads in apple exports to Central America

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Apples are the fruit with the largest number of varieties imported by Chile to Central America, although they were not the fruit that accounted for the greatest level of consumption, Chile’s Agricultural Attaché for Central America and the Caribbean reported.

The Secretary of Central American Economic Integration’s, Sieca, records show that apple imports have grown significantly in Central America since 2007, jumping from 49,819 to 56,082 tons in 2011, a 12 percent growth.

Costa Rica leads apple imports in Central America, the agricultural attaché report said, with imports worth $17.49 million.

Source: Fresh Fruit Portal