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Most of the world's bananas are eaten where they are grown. Only about 20 percent are exported to other countries.

Banana Exports

Top Banana Exporting Countries
(Average for the 2000 - 2004 period)
Top Banana Exporting Countries:Other 29.8%, Ecuador 28.8%, Phillipines 11.7%, Costa Rica 11.2%, Colombia 8.7%, Guatemala 6.5%, Honduras 3.3%

Banana Imports

Top Banana Importing Countries
(Average for the 2000 - 2004 period)
Top Banana Importing Countries: Rest of the world 20.5%, United States 28.3%, European Union 33.9%, Japan 7.1%, Russia 4.2%, China 3.1%, Canada 2.9%

Source: "Banana Market." United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Accessed September 10, 2008.