Ecuador plantains export quantities

In 2019 Ecuador shipped 427,058 tonnes of plantains. Through 2019 alone, the interest in Ecuador plantains (vegetables category) has shrunk, changing by -5.521 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, plantains' exports grew by 24.29 percent netting the nation US$250.23m for the year 2019. Ecuador's plantains exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or dried plantains (HS code 080310)


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Ecuador plantains export values

In 2019, Ecuador shipped plantains with a value of 250.23m USD, a surge of 22.21% from 2018's total plantains export of 204.758m USD. The yearly increase in value of Ecuador plantains between 2017 to 2018 was 19.42 per cent.

The annual variation in the amount of Ecuador's plantains exports between 2017 and 2019 was 24.29 percent when compared to a variation of -5.521% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

Ecuador's portion of the world's total plantains' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Ecuador is ranked position 28 in world exports of plantains.


Export markets for Ecuador plantains ( in '000$ )

Ecuador's leading destinations for plantains are US, Chile, Spain, Colombia and Belgium.


Import/Export Trends

Ecuador is a net importer of plantains. The annual growth of Ecuador plantains in value between 2015 to 2019 was 11%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was 1%, per annum.

Ecuador bought 0 tonnes of plantains in 2019.


The production of plantains in Ecuador was 1,498,900 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of 14.95%. The country had approximately 271,626.00 hectares under plantains cultivation.