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The international banana trade

Author: Julian Roche
Publisher: Cambridge, England : Woodhead ; Boca Raton, FL, USA : CRC Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a comprehensive guide to the trade in the world's most popular fruit. Covering all aspects of the trade from patterns of production and consumption to pricing trends, from details  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Roche
ISBN: 1855734052 9781855734050 0849305454 9780849305450
OCLC Number: 40842496
Description: xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Bananas. Physical characteristics --
Botany --
The plant --
Harvesting, transportation and handling --
Production. Origins of bananas --
Global production --
History of the world trade. North American imports --
European imports --
Asian markets --
Banana imports and consumption. Global imports --
The Americas --
Europe --
Asia --
International companies. Role of the multinationals --
Chiquita --
Dole --
Del Monte --
Fyffes/Geest --
National companies --
The other organisations involved --
Production in individual countries --
Central and South America --
The Caribbean --
Africa --
The EU banana regime --
The regime --
The WTO case and its aftermath --
The reefer business. The scale of the business --
Pallet or container? --
Costs and prices. Production costs --
Prices --
Forecasting prices --
How bananas are traded. Contracts --
Forward selling and reasons for the absence of a future market --
Pesonnel --
The future. The international trade in the late 1990s.
Responsibility: Julian Roche.

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