Banana producers experienced challenges the first quarter of 2018 due to weather and other adverse conditions.
Importers are expecting the supply to improve in the coming weeks, even with the previous challenges.
In 2017, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Honduras accounted for 85 percent of bananas shipped to the U.S. Importers have reported issues affection production in the countries, aside from the weather.
While production has been challenging, demand has remained strong. The U.S. imported 10.6 billion pounds of bananas in 2017.
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