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FAO COMMODITY STUDIES 1. The World Banana Economy 1985-2002. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, 2003.

FAO COMMODITY STUDIES 1. prepared by Pedro Arias Cora Dankers Pascal Liu Paul Pilkauskas. Raw Materials, Tropical and Horticultural Products Service (ESCR) Commodity and Trade Division.

Bananas are grown in all tropical regions and play a key role in the economics of many developing countries. The volume of bananas exported worldwide in the period 1985-2002 grew at an unprecedented average annual rate of . percent, twice that of the previous 24 years. It is the first of a series of FAO Commodity Studies that focus primarily on themes relating to individual commodities or commodity groups. Download The World Banana Economy 1985-2002 (FAO Commodity Studies) by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations free.

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Bananas are grown in all tropical regions and play a key role in the economics of many developing countries. 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 minor technological changes but major developments in the world trade situation. This publication reviews the impacts of these events on the world banana economy. It is the first of a series of FAO Commodity Studies that focus primarily on themes relating to individual commodities or commodity groups.