Puerto Bolívar Ecuador: Banana exports through port increase ten percent

Posted on December 3, 2013 • Filed under: Agriculture, Ecuador

Ecuador: Banana exports through the port of Puerto Bolívar increase by 10%

The activity at the port of Bolivar, in southern Ecuador, increased by 10% with the addition of a fifth 240 meters by 98.5 meters dock, which required an investment of $ 51.2 million dollars. The provincial director of the Ministry of public works, José Becerra, said that exports from this port, between January and October 2013, amounted to 1.29 million tonnes of bananas. According to a report by the Port Authority, 1.26 million tonnes of fruit were exported through the port between January and October 2012.

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40% of the country’s bananas are exported through the southern Ecuadorian port. Ecuador is the world’s largest banana exporter and, by September this year, had already exported 4.14 million tonnes of the fruit, with profits for the country of up to 1.760 billion dollars. This fruit represents 22.3% of Ecuadorian exports and it is the first non-oil export. Read Article

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