In the first semester of 2018 Ecuadorian non-oil exports reached a total of $ 6,393 million, which represents a growth of 4.25% in relation to the same period of the previous year.
“It is important to note that exports to the European Union grew by 2.08%, reflecting an increase in demand for non-oil products in 15 of the 28 member countries of this block,” said Roberto Intriago, executive director of ProEcuador.
On the other hand China, the fourth most important market for the country, registered in 2018 a growth of 100% compared to the first half of 2017.
Shrimp, bananas and wood are the main products exported to that destination. “If we talk about non-traditional products, from January to June of this year exports of rice, pitahaya, dehydrated fruits, passion fruit, chocolate and snacks, showed an important growth in relation to the same period of 2017,” Intriago added.
Regarding the products with the highest participation in Ecuadorian exports are shrimps with 25.18%, followed by bananas with 24.87% and in third place canned fish with 9.53%. (I)