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Ecuador: Banana farmers dispose backlog as exports to Russia, Ukraine fall03:00

Ecuador: Banana farmers dispose backlog as exports to Russia, Ukraine fall

Ecuador, Machala
March 30, 2022 at 14:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Banana producers in Machala were seen throwing away their backlog of bananas on Tuesday as exports came to a halt due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

According to official sources, banana prices have also decreased by at least half their original selling price. Prior to the conflict, Ecuador exported around 1.8 million boxes of bananas to Russia and 180,000 boxes to Ukraine on a weekly basis. After the conflict, those numbers dropped drastically due to sanctions and transportation companies reluctant to deliver goods in war-torn areas.

The banana workers have asked the government to help buy the backlog in order to assist with the decrease in exports and prices.

Ecuador: Banana farmers dispose backlog as exports to Russia, Ukraine fall03:00
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Banana producers in Machala were seen throwing away their backlog of bananas on Tuesday as exports came to a halt due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

According to official sources, banana prices have also decreased by at least half their original selling price. Prior to the conflict, Ecuador exported around 1.8 million boxes of bananas to Russia and 180,000 boxes to Ukraine on a weekly basis. After the conflict, those numbers dropped drastically due to sanctions and transportation companies reluctant to deliver goods in war-torn areas.

The banana workers have asked the government to help buy the backlog in order to assist with the decrease in exports and prices.