U.S. Main Destination for Costa Rican Bananas

Almost 50% of banana exports in 2011, $350.9 million worth, went to the U.S.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

At the end of 2011 the country had exported a total of $749.7 million, 6% higher than the $706.1 in 2010.

The main destinations for Costa Rican banana exports were the USA with 47% of total exports, followed by Britain with 13%.

The data correspond to the tariff item 080300.

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