Ecuador: Guatemala and Peru, are threats to banana industry

Banana Volume

The Central American country improves its productivity, the Andean nation increases the sale of organic fruit.

The banana industry of Ecuador has narrowed down in the world fruit market two new rivals. Guatemala and Peru have become a threat to Ecuador in the production and marketing of conventional and organic bananas.Although Costa Rica and Colombia have been the historical competitors, who have tried to take first place from the country as banana exporters, traders view with suspicion the giant strides recorded in Guatemala in banana crop levels. Their productivity reaches an average of 3,500 boxes per hectare annually, compared to 1,800 boxes produced in Ecuador. Read more