This snapshot describes the 2019 market situation and highlights the medium-term projections for world banana markets for the period 2020-2029. Production, consumption and trade developments for bananas are discussed.
The Banana Market Review 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, which is a subsidiary body of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP).    
Bananas and, particularly tropical fruits, constitute a significant source of economic growth, income, food security and nutrition for the rural areas of many developing countries.
This Commodity Focus is an excerpt from the November 2019 edition of the FAO Food Outlook. It discusses the recent spread and potential future impact of the disease on the global banana trade.
The Banana Statistical Compendium, issued once a year, contains information on the global banana trade. Its sources include information provided by FAO member nations, traders, news bulletins and the opinions of commodity specialists and represents the most authoritative and up-to-date source of information on the world banana economy.
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