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Costa Rica banana exports reach record levels

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


The value of Costa Rican banana exports reached an all-time high of $986 million, with productivity rising from 2,339 to 2,800 boxes per hectare per year.

Banana growing is centred on the cantons of Sarapiquí, Pococí Siquirres, Guácimo, Matina, Limón and Talamanca on the Carribean coast, and in Parrita, Corredores and Palmar Sur on the Pacific coast. It provides direct employment for an estimated 43,000 workers.

Source: Fresh Plaza