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EU is second-largest importer of Costa Rican agricultural produce

EU is second-largest importer of <strong>Costa Rican agricultural produce</strong>
In the first quarter of 2022, the European Union was the number-two importer of Costa Rican farm products. Shipments worth US$299 million included bananas (39%), pineapples (31%), gold coffee (9%), watermelons (6%) and melon (3%). It should be noted however that both bananas and melons will be subject to pesticide sampling in 2024 under a multi-year plan.
Tue 06/09/2022 by Maria Belen Barbini

Costa Rica’s orange crop rebounds

Costa Rica’s orange crop rebounds
Costa Rica’s orange production is expected to rebound to 300,000 tons in 2022, pushing total orange juice exports slightly higher, to 33,000 metric tons, according to the latest USDA data, as the sector recovers from […]
Thu 06/01/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Stable Costa Rican orange crop

Stable Costa Rican orange crop
Costa Rica’s orange production is forecast to dip slightly to 285,000 tons in 2020/2021 from 290,000 tons in 2019/2020, according to FAS data.
Thu 11/02/2021 by Richard Wilkinson

Aldi’s banana price cut denounced

Aldi’s banana price cut denounced
Aldi’s decision to cut its banana buying price for 2021 has led to a backlash among producers. Costa Rica’s association of independent banana producers (Aproban) stated that the retailer’s actions […]
Wed 18/11/2020 by Richard Wilkinson
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Costa Rica continues to supply world with quality products

Costa Rica continues to supply world with quality products
Despite its small size, Costa Rica offers a rich and diverse range of quality exports. The country has overcome significant challenges in the agricultural sector this year and has managed […]
Wed 30/09/2020 by Richard Wilkinson

Latin American banana sector criticises Rainforest Alliance process

Latin American banana sector criticises Rainforest Alliance process
Latin America’s banana industry has slammed the Rainforest Alliance certifying body for being out of touch with today’s market realities. According to representatives of the sector from Ecuador, Colombia, Costa […]
Thu 06/08/2020 by Richard Wilkinson

Essential Costa Rica, byword for competitive edge

Essential Costa Rica, byword for competitive edge
September 3, 2013 saw the launch of the country-brand: Essential COSTA RICA. Gloriana Castro, country-brand manager, describes it as “a commercial tool for all-round competitiveness in economic areas: tourism, foreign […]
Thu 25/02/2016 by Richard Wilkinson

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