Cav Banana, et al

We export all-in pack

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You can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

We also offer Banana Chips, Coconurt  Sugar, Banana Chips, Pineapples, etc.

Size does matter in Cavendish Bananas

 

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Davao Philippines’Cavendish Bananas is known deliciously sweet.

  • Philippine is now the 2nd Largest Exporter of Bananas in the world.
  • The majority of these shipments are destined for the growing regional markets of China, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Russia to satisfy their demand for fresh produce
  • Exports of Philippine bananas for the last quarter of this year are expected to rise following China’s lifting of restrictions on Philippine exports early this month.
  • Below are the 15 countries that accounted for the highest dollar value worth of bananas exported from the Philippines during 2015:
  1. Japan: US$176.9 million (40.2% of total bananas imports)
  2. China: $109.2 million (24.8%)
  3. South Korea: $51.6 million (11.7%)
  4. Iran: $33.8 million (7.7%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: $19.2 million (4.4%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: $12.9 million (2.9%)
  7. Kuwait: $8.7 million (2%)
  8. New Zealand: $6.5 million (1.5%)
  9. Hong Kong: $5.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Singapore: $5.1 million (1.2%)
  11. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.5%)
  12. Taiwan: $2.1 million (0.5%)
  13. North Korea: $1.7 million (0.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $1.1 million (0.2%)
  15. Qatar: $912,000 (0.2%)
  • Among the above countries, the fastest-growing consumers of Philippine bananas exports since 2011 were: Bahrain (up 822.2% in value), Saudi Arabia (up 638.1%), Malaysia (up 312.3%) and Kuwait (up 195.4%).Production system ranges from backyard to highly integrated operation with the latter catering to the export market.
  • Weak demand in the EU.
  • Total import of fruit by the Philippines from 2008 till 2013. The highest volume of imports occurred in 2012 reaching 240,477MT while the lowest was in 2008 to 187,265MT. The average annual growth rate was 3.68% during this time period.
  • Philippine farms produced a total of 8.65m tonnes of bananas valued at P117.15bn ($2.6bn) in 2013, down from a peak of 9.23m tonnes worth P108.13bn ($2.4bn) the previous year, according to PSA data. Concerted efforts over the past two decades to expand banana production have led to the commodity becoming the country’s most valuable crop as well as its most profitable agricultural export.
  • The past years, the yield dramatically been reduced due to destruction brought about by the strong typhoons that hit the country particularly the major producing areas in Mindanao. Another calamity was the most recent “El Nino.”  Nevertheless, these are not typical and Mindanao is not a typhoon belt.
  • Overall, the average annual growth rate was 0.26% and 16%, respectively for production and area for the six-year time period.
  • The farms are generally small in size (1-5 ha) with minimal care resulting to low yield.
  • Big farms are typically managed by Cooperatives, Organizations and Investment Companies

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This business walk an extra mile for its clients.  It literally exist to assist.

Interested importers can email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.

 

Art with a Heart

I admire how the new Philippine government strive to clean the mess of the past.  I believe people will admire them the most if they simultaneously allow Filipino culture be expressed again in landscapes, architecture, billboards, malls, movies, shopping, festivities, agriculture, manufacturing and so on and so forth.  This is the essence of People Power — and the people at this point only awaits to be empowered by their government.  If you can read between the lines, the silent majority and the new breed of Filipinos are just waiting to be utilized.

In the Philippines, preparation for the coming Christmas season is I think one of the best time to promote moral and cultural programs for national building. Filipinos start to observe as early as first day of September.  Filipinos calls it the “ber” months.  Unlike in other countries, Christmas carols are already played in the airwaves and that adds to the inspiration.  The mall owners knew how to exploit the emotion of the people so they go with the flow.  Hope our present leaders  will also use this opportunity to both motivate and mobilize many without spending much.  Filipinos themselves will surely contribute in the preparation and cultural propagation through utilization of arts, craftsmanship and voluntarism.  Below are some of the highly acclaimed Giant Christmas Lanterns showcase every December from Christmas Capital of the Philippines — Pampanga shown in my own art form:

Hope the government and private sector collaborate or individually sponsor those who can promote Filipino culture incorporate to Christmas spirit.  A single giant lantern on display alone can attract more tourist and provide income opportunity for small businesses.  How much more if a bigger place is decorated or transformed to a viewable display as what was done in the past at Policarpio Street in Mandaluyong City.  You need not consult a genius to figure this out.  Hope the Giant Christmas Lanterns be also displayed on major cities, streets, airports, terminals and places we all love them to be seen.  It need not be expensive.  Craftsmen and Artists only needs funder or supporter.

May the Filipino values and culture also complete in the billboard and public arena The public and private sectors should support.

Safari at SM City is a Big Hit

Something light for now.

I grew up in Quezon City Philippines and I could not deny how things have changed for the better in this place since my childhood days.  Due to humid climate, I mostly do my daily trades and sites/blog posting recenly at SM City Mall North EDSA and Trinoma (both in Quezon City).  Last holy week season, I admire SM City’s effort to promote non-traditional Biblical themes — “Noah’s Ark with life size moving animal stuff.  Recently, they again bark on the same animal style stuff.  It’s just  that this time they incorporate the animal stuff in an African theme named, “SAFARI.”  I noticed that people of all ages flocked and the kids loved it.  Even teens and young adults enjoy showing of animal stuff and many took their pictures.  The exhibit was showcased at SM City North EDSA “Sky Garden.”  Better to show the photos I took my self so viewers of my blog will relate…

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