Ecuador’s banana exports in the first two months of 2021 slipped 2.9% compared to the same period in 2020, according to Acorbanec data. Of the 69.3 million boxes exported, 29.3% went to the EU, 20.6% to Russia, 12.8% to the US, 10.3% to the Middle East, 7.3% to Eastern Europe, 6.7% to Africa, 5.7% to the Southern Cone, and 4.9% to East Asia. The main falls were registered in shipments to the Middle East (-37.2%) and East Asia (-17.6%), as well as to Russia (-8.8%) and the EU (-5.3%).
There was however significant growth in exports to Africa (+116.5%), the US (+25.7%) and the Southern Cone (+12.3%).
The largest exporter is UBESA (DOLE), which accounts for 10.3% of the shipped volume, followed by REYBANPAC (6.9%), FRUTADELI S.A. (4.1%) and COMERSUR Cía (3.8%).