Colombia’s Banana Sector Aspires to Achieve Exports of US$1 Billion in 2021

95% of Colombia's banana production is destined for export and only 5% goes to the national market. That's why the sector is waiting for the improvement of the logistics that the new port of Antioquia will offer to the sector

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to Emerson Aguirre Medina, the president of the Association of Banana Growers of Colombia (Augura), despite the challenges that the Colombian banana sector has faced this year, exports in 2020 are expected to range between 800 and 900 million dollars at the end of the year, a similar figure than in 2019.

"2020 has been the most atypical year for the banana sector. The arrival of the Fusarium R-4 fungus to a reduced area of La Guajira in 2019 increased production costs. Then, in March, the coronavirus pandemic forced us to make investments in . . .

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