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Cameroon: Banana exports close to 25% down YoY in Jan-Sep 2019

Cameroon: Banana exports close to 25% down YoY in Jan-Sep 2019
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:47

(Business in Cameroon) - The volume of banana exported by producers operating in Cameroon between January and September 2019 was 155,435 tons. According to figures provided by the banana producers’ association Assobacam, during the same period last year, this volume was 203,721 tons. This equals to a year to year drop of 48,286 tons (close to 25%).  

Apart from the Anglophone crisis that forced Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), number 2 in the market, to stop operations, the production of Plantations du Haut Penja (PHP), the leader of this market, decreased during the period under review, according to the  Assobacam.

Indeed, between September 2018 and September 2019, PHP recorded a drop of about 14,000 tons (from 156,593 tons to 142,621 tons) in its banana exports.

At the same time, Boh Plantations recorded a rise, by 630, in its banana exports during that period (up from 12,184 to 12,814 tons).

Let’s note that CDC has disappeared, since September 2018, from the country’s banana exporters’ registry. Indeed, because of the sociopolitical crisis in the Anglophone regions, it was obliged to stop operations.

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