Morocco’s banana industry faces downturn amid poor production

Published Feb 13, 2024

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Morocco is the 38th largest producer of bananas globally, contributing 0.3% to the world's total production with up to 350,000 tons annually. The country also imports 22,000 to 28,000 tons of bananas, primarily from Latin America. However, a supply drop from Ecuador in 2022 led to decreased imports, prompting Morocco to source bananas from Portugal and Spain in 2023. The country's banana production has been growing steadily at an average annual rate of 7.13% since 2017, with a peak in 1979.
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Fez - Morocco ranks 38th among other countries known to produce bananas commercially, a new report has revealed, adding that the North African nation contributes with 0.3% of the world’s total banana production According to the report by EastFruit, a marketing statistics website, the export value of Morocco bananas, including plantains, is estimated at $31,000. In addition, the report highlights that Morocco restored its banana imports in 2023 after a significant slump in the previous year. Morocco imported more bananas in August 2023 than in all of 2022, when the global trade of this product faced a severe crisis due to natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, and the chaotic geopolitical aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Morocco is not a major producer or exporter of bananas, although locally grown products still dominate the Moroccan market. The country produces up to 350 thousand tons of bananas annually, and also imports between 22 and 28 thousand tons of these ...
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