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.