Are there bananas in Ecuador?
Approximately 99 percent of banana-producing land in Ecuador is concentrated in three provinces in the lowlands of the Pacific coast-El Oro, Guayas, and Los Ríos-where the humid, tropical climate combined with rich soil makes the region ideal for this purpose.
How many bananas are in Ecuador?
According to the latest Report on Ecuador’s Banana Sector, there were 4,473 banana producers cultivate the fruit over 162,236 hectares banana planting area in Ecuador. In 2016, Ecuador produced about 6.6 million tonnes of bananas, as reported by the UN’s FAO, representing over 6% of the world’s total banana production.
What percentage of bananas come from Ecuador?
Ecuador is the world’s biggest exporter of the yellow fruit, accounting for about 28.3% of global shipments in 2016, according to Pro-Ecuador (and an estimated 40% in 2017, according to FAO). Bananas make up 10% of Ecuador’s exports in value terms, according to Pro-Ecuador.
Where does Walmart get their bananas?
Bananas come from Mexico or Central America. They traveled a total of 1,717.2 miles and kept at a temperature of 53 Fahrenheit. And the Bananas are organic. Rainier Cherries are from Washington state and travel about 2,600 miles.
Who buys most of Ecuador’s bananas?
Below are the 15 countries that spent the most on exported bananas from Ecuador during 2017.
- Russia: US$638.9 million (21% of Ecuador’s exported bananas)
- United States: $523.8 million (17.2%)
- Italy: $268.3 million (8.8%)
- Germany: $262 million (8.6%)
- Argentina: $136.7 million (4.5%)
- Turkey: $104.6 million (3.4%)
How are bananas shipped from Ecuador?
The green bananas are placed in containers that are cooled to under 14ºC in order to delay ripening. Then they are loaded onto cargo ships that take two weeks to cross the Atlantic and reach European ports. Ecuador is the world’s largest exporter of bananas. Last year, the country exported 6.7 million tons of bananas.