The export of bananas from the Cochabamba tropics to the Argentine market was reactivated by approximately 60 per cent in volume. Producers estimate a total cost of 2.5 dollars per box and end up receiving only 1.8 dollars per pack, with a consequent loss of 7 cents on the dollar per box. Exports have maintained to preserve a market and in the face of competition from Ecuadorian bananas. Also, it was necessary to conserve employment for more than 2 thousand families in the Cochabamba tropics who live from this activity.
Source: Los Tiempos