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 country sold $4,578 million worth of goods abroad in the first 5 months of the year, 26.8% more than in the same period in 2010.
In the first ten months of the year, exports reported a growth of 61.9%.
The U.S. is the main destination for Costa Rican exports, accounting for 38.8% of cumulative exports between January and May, followed by the Netherlands (8.5%) and China (7.7%).
In the first two months of 2012, total exports reached $1,710 million, which is 10.5% more than in the same period in 2011.
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