In December, the volume of bananas exported from the Canary Islands was lower than the volume of imports for the eighth consecutive month. In 2018, the market share of imports in Spain overall ranged between 43% and 60% of the available supply.
In December 2018, 24,972 tons were exported from the Canary Islands, while imports, mainly from Africa and Latin America, increased to 30,665 tons.
The main suppliers of imports in December were Costa Rica, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, and France, with 4,502 tons.
In the whole of 2018, exports from the Canary Islands came close to 350,004 tons, imports stood at 365,324 tons and re-exports reached 104,305 tons.