In Ecuador palm heart can be produced in the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabí, Pichincha, Morona Santiago, Pastaza, Napo and Sucumbíos. Ecuador is the main palm heart exporter and does it to France with a percentage of 30.9%, Chile 16.5%, Argentina 12.6%, Canada 7.1% and the other countries with a participation of 5.1% . Ecuador has exported an annual average of $ 65 million dollars in the last 5 years.

The largest market in the world of canned palm heart is the French market which imported USD 40.9 million and 16,149 tons, having an annual growth in value of 13% in the last 5 years. The United States of America and Argentina were the followers. France has a global market share in palm heart imports of 37%, followed by the United States of America with 15% and Argentina with 11%.     According to the value of imports in millions of dollars, it can be seen that France is the country with the largest share of imports worldwide with 29.29%, plus we obtain 7 countries that account for an 80% share of palm heart imports.

France is a potential market, since it is among the 5 best economies in the world, it also has one of the highest consumption rates of heart of palm, so you can enter this market niche easily. With the non-renewal of the ATPDA agreement, the United States presents a barrier to enter its market, for which France continues to have an advantage.


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