Posted On 16 Jan 2017
Statistics from January to November of the previous year, released by the Central Bank, report the fall in the sales of bananas, cacao, tuna and fish. And, of the two most important nontraditional products, canned tuna, and flowers, also performed poorly.
In general, the total trade balance of the country was positive: 1,160 million difference, despite imports fell by 26.3% and exports and 10.5%.
Only 20% of the non-traditional goods grew during the period, an item that fell by 10%. Vehicles and mining were the most affected.
The banana reverses three consecutive years of growth, according to the provisional statistics of the Central Bank. However, local producers, in general, have received better prices than those decreed by the Government, in part, due to the fall of 2.3% of the national production.
It is also not expected that 2017 is a negative year for the most important item in non-oil exports, which represents a 24 percent.