Trade and markets

Publications on bananas

Banana market review and banana statistics 2012-2013
This report is issued on an annual basis to Members and Observers of the Sub-Group on Bananas of the Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and Tropical Fruits. It brings together the information available to FAO, supplemented by data obtained from other sources, in particular with regard to preliminary estimates. 

Certification in the value chain for fresh fruits – The example of banana industry
Pascal Liu. 2009
This report deals with voluntary certification schemes, with a particular focus on those that use an on product label targeting consumers and have the potential to generate a price premium.

The World Banana Economy 1985-2002. Pedro Arias, Cora Dankers, Pascal Liu, Paul Pilkauskas. FAO Commodity Studies No. 1.
The volume of bananas exported worldwide in the period 1985-2002 grew at an unprecedented average annual rate of 5.3 percent; twice that of the previous 24 years. This expansion was accompanied by major developments in the world trade situation. This publication reviews the impacts of these events on the world banana economy.

Technical note on changes in the EC banana import regime
Is there a tariff-only equivalent to the EU tariff rate quota regime? Insights from economic analysis

This technical note is intended as a guide to assist in the interpretation of existing analytical studies on the likely impact of this import policy change on developing countries.