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Costa Rica needs more pineapples to meet Chinese demand

Friday, September 29, 2017


The first Costa Rican pineapples were exported to China only in June of this year, states Jose Pablo Rodriguez, the commercial director for Asia from Procomer, the Costa Rican export promotion agency.

Costa Rican pineapples face competition in the Chinese market from the Philippines. “Nonetheless, this is not our main concern. Our challenge is the increase in production, which is necessary to have sufficient supply. At this moment the export is balanced between the United States and Europe. The demand is there and prices are high, so exporters need their production for the existing markets,” Rodriguez said.

Source: Fresh Plaza