The three banana producers operating in Cameroon exported a total shipment of 13,203 tons, according to data published by the Cameroon Banana Association. Year-on-year, this represents an increase of 744 tons (+6%) on the 12,459 tons shipped to the international market in July 2021.
Cameroon’s banana sector owes this increase in exports mainly to the Cameroon Development Corporation boosts Cameroon’s exports for over three months. This ago-industrial unit, which is 100% controlled by the state, saw its exports increase from 1,012 tons in July 2021 to 1,607 tons in July 2022. With the calculator in hand, this corresponds to an increase of 595 tons over one year, or 58.7% in relative value.
The CDC, the second largest employer in Cameroon after the public service, and which is still struggling to recover from the ravages of the sociopolitical crisis that has been raging since late 2016 in the two English-speaking regions of the country, certainly owes its performance to the plantations rehabilitated during the year 2021.