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Ecuador’s banana imports slip in 2021

Ecuador’s banana imports slip in 2021

Published on Mar 29th, 2021
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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%). 

Del Monte and Australian university research disease-resistant bananas

Del Monte and Australian university research disease-resistant bananas

Published on Feb 23rd, 2021

Del Monte has teamed up with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia to develop sustainable disease-resistant bananas. The main focus will be on breeding varieties with resistance to Tropical Race 4, a fungus that has blighted the world’s banana crops over the past decade. Del Monte’s involvement in this research is aimed at ensuring the industry’s long-term sustainability and overcoming the main challenges.

Meeting between Rainforest Alliance, retailers, importers and banana producers

Ecuador sets new banana export record

Ecuador sets new banana export record

Published on Dec 01st, 2020

Ecuador expects to set a new record for banana exports in 2020, despite the logistics obstacles caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the first ten months of the year, the world’s number-one banana producer has shipped over 7% more volumes than in the same period of 2019, reaching over 315 million boxes. Data published by the Banana Marketing and Export Association (ACORBANEC) shows that the EU remains the main market for Ecuadorian bananas (26.9%), followed by Russia, the Middle East, the US, East Asia, the Southern Cone.

Aldi’s banana price cut denounced

Study finds Ecuador’s banana sector to be sustainable

Study finds Ecuador’s banana sector to be sustainable

Published on Nov 10th, 2020
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Proof has arrived to support the Ecuadorean banana sector’s claim to be economically and socially sustainable. An 18-month study conducted by the University of California Davis, funded by producers and exporters, focused on the social, political, financial and environmental aspects of production. 

Chinese banana prices begin to stabilise

Banana Time will be held online on October 5-8

Banana Time will be held online on October 5-8

Published on Oct 07th, 2020

 

The XVII edition of the international Banana Time conference will address the challenges of the banana sector from October 5 to 8. Organised by the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE), the event will cover a strategic agenda that aims to strengthen productive capacities to improve the competitiveness of this industry.

Japan registers fall in fruit consumption amidst high prices

Japan registers fall in fruit consumption amidst high prices

Published on Aug 17th, 2020

The first half of 2020 saw fruit prices in Japan at their highest levels for a decade. The soaring prices have no doubt contributed to the drop in fruit consumption. Between January and June 2020, the average price of fruit in Japan was US$4.86/kg, compared with US$4.34/kg for the period since 2011, according to data from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. So, as demand has fallen, the average Japanese household spend on fruit has risen. Fruit consumption has dropped to 31.5kg per household, the second-lowest total since 2011 and 5.5% lower than the ten-year average.

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