Of the 33 types of plants exported, an income of $75,478,000 was generated, which is equivalent to $18,831,000 more than the income of 2020.
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Published on Wednesday, July 14, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


Decorative plant exports increased 31% during the first 5 months of the year compared to the same period of last year, according to Costa Rica's Export Promotion Agency, Procomer.

Of the 33 types of plants exported, an income of $75,478,000 was generated, which is equivalent to $18,831,000 more than the income of 2020, which was $56,647,000.

The top types of plants exported were, flowers and foliage of decorative plants with 59% and flowers and buds with 22%.

According to the agency, the agricultural sector has shown signs of recovery, such as the case of decorative plants that were one of the products with the biggest losses due to the pandemic last year.

In the country, there are 142 export companies. Of these, 66% are located in Alajuela Province. Followed by 24% located on the Atlantic Coast.

The United States is the top purchaser of plants produced in Costa Rica, counting as 55% of importers. Followed by the Netherlands at 30%.

According to data from the 2020 Trade Map, a world trade database created and managed by the United Nations International Trade Center, ITC, Costa Rica ranks as the fourth country in Latin America in exporting plants, flowers and foliage.

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