Export

India although has highest production of banana ranks28th export worldwide with less than 1 percent share in world export.The banana exporting are  presented in Table -3.

Table 3 :

Major banana exporting countries :

 

Country

Share in total export ( %)

Ecuador

26.5

Belgium

9.0

Costa Rica

7.8

Guatemala

7.5

America

4.2

Philippines

4.1

Netherlands

3.8

Germany

3.1

Honduras

3.1

Cameron

3.0

Cotari Ivory

2.7

Dominican Republic

2.2

France

1.8

Mexico

1.7

Others

19.5

 

Table 3 :Major banana exporting countries :

 

 

Major importing countries of Indian banana are from GULF region. Export of banana

to Europe is still not regular mostly because of quality issues. The emphasis is thus givenin

Agri Banana on Quality improvement along with enhanced productivity.

               

                                     

Diagram: Major importing countries of India’s Banana

Source:APEDA

Banana market in Gulf region has huge potential and India is the closest producer.Philippines beats India inthis regionbecause of continuous supplyof good qualitybanana. However, in recent years, Philippines production is affected and thus India has better potential for export.