Costa Rica is the biggest supplier of pineapples and the second largest of bananas to the UK market.
Costa Rica’s pineapple sector employs about 32,000 people directly and generates exports of about one billion dollars a year, which is the equivalent of 10 per cent of the country’s total exports, making it the country’s main agricultural export.
|Gross Domestic Product||51.1 billion US$|
|Agriculture||5.6% of GDP|
|Total Land Area||5.1 million hectares|
|Cultivated Land||1.8 million hectares|
|Banana Production Area||51,800 hectares|
|Total Banana Production||2.27 million metric tonnes|
|ITUC Global Rights Index||Rating 2 (Repeated violations of rights)|