Colombia is the world’s fifth largest banana exporter (after Ecuador, Philippines, Guatemala and Costa Rica) and supplies about one tenth of the world export market, employing around 150,000 people.
Uniban (in a joint venture with Fyffes), Banacol, Banafrut, Chiquita Brands International, Dole Food Company, and Del Monte Fresh Produce are the most important banana-marketing companies in Colombia.
|Gross Domestic Product||295.1 billion US$|
|Agriculture||6.8% of GDP|
|Total Land Area||110.95 million hectares|
|Cultivated Land||43.78 million hectares|
|Banana Production Area||477,000 hectares|
|Total Banana Production||3.7 million metric tonnes (2017)|
|ITUC Global Rights Index||Rating 5 (No guarantee of rights)|