As a result of its participation in the "Ecuador Banana Business Round 2018", the national company Ecuadorian Quality Fruit Eqfruit SA made the first export of bananas to the Slovenian market, thanks to the support of PRO ECUADOR and its Commercial Antenna in Budapest that managed the presence of the buyer in the commercial event.
Currently this fruit is being marketed in major supermarkets in the city of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, through one of the largest importers of bananas in this country and most important of the Adriatic coast.
Galo Vilema, general manager of Ecuadorian Quality Fruit Eqfruit S.A, reported that so far 3 shipments of 16 containers in total have been made. This company has worked hand in hand with PRO ECUADOR since its creation in 2016 and aims to enter new markets such as Argentina, Dubai and the United States.
For his part, Cristóbal Albán, Head of the Commercial Antenna of PRO ECUADOR in Budapest, highlighted that he is a powerful buyer in the commercial destinations of Central Europe, which is based in Ljubljana. He also added that the company has expressed great interest in continuing to buy bananas of Ecuadorian origin, for which it is analyzing a new visit to the country this year.
According to data from the Central Bank of Ecuador, during the period from January to October 2018, banana exports to Slovenia increased 21%, from USD 16 million to 20 million. This is also the case with the orito, which has a growth of 4.780% in the same period, from USD 27 thousand to 1.32 million.
Source: Commercial Antenna of PRO ECUADOR in Budapest