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European market banana supply in 2007 : Asking for more

Loeillet D.. 2008. Fruitrop (English ed.) (155) : p. 5-11.

Unpredictable' is probably the adjective that best describes the world banana market. Analysis of European supply is proof of this. Europeans have never eaten so many bananas. They contribute to the excellent world market dynamics that has even enabled the USA to return to the import levels attained in 2000. Russia, the Middle East and the Far East are also following the trend for growth. However, one should be careful not to be naively optimistic. Remember that 2007 prices only just reached 2006 levels and that intermediate costs have rocketed. The defence of added value in a context of the sale of greater volumes has never been more topical. After analysis of the price trends in Europe throughout 2007 (FruiTrop 152, January 2008), we now deliver the second part of our annual examination of the banana market by way of the supply of world markets and especially the European Union and the United States. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : donnée de production; acp; marché; exportation; importation; banane; europe; guadeloupe; martinique

Thématique : Commerce international

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