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Pineapple Exports Expected to Grow

June 25, 2004

U.S. fruit distributor Chiquita Brandsannounced it plans to increase the numberof pineapples it purchases from CostaRica. The company plans to transfer muchof its pineapple-export operations fromColombia to Costa Rica, the daily LaRepública reported.During the next eight years, Chiquitawill purchase an additional 2.5 millioncrates of pineapples a year from CostaRican producers.Eugenio Rodríguez, director ofTropical Fruits for Chiquita, said the companywill export an additional 6 millioncrates of Costa Rican pineapples this year.The company expects that amount togrow to 10 million crates in 2005.Last year, Costa Rica’s pineappleexports generated $207 million in revenues.That amount is expected to increaseby 37% to $284 million this year.Costa Rica is a world leader in pineappleexports, and renowned for its “golden”pineapples – a very sweet yellow varietyof the fruit that has become popular.The country produces pineapples year-round.The main destinations of pineapplesfrom Costa Rica are the UnitedStates, Italy, Belgium, the UnitedKingdom and Argentina.According to the National ProductionCouncil, 49 firms market Costa Ricanpineapples.

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