Canary banana exports. Are product withdrawal decisions rational?


  • José Juan Cáceres-Hernández Universidad de La Laguna
  • Gloria Martín Rodríguez Universidad de La Laguna
  • José Ignacio González Gómez Universidad de La Laguna
  • Juan Sebastián Nuez-Yánez Universidad de La Laguna



Canary Islands, Exports, Product withdrawal, Banana, Prices


During the last years, Canary banana suppliers have made the decision to withdraw a significant part of their exportable supply from the Iberian Peninsula market. In this paper, an analytical tool is provided to evaluate the marginal effects of these decisions on revenues and profit. The key element is the estimation of a model to explain prices as a function of exports. The optimal export levels obtained from this procedure should be cautiously taken due to limitations on statistical information, but should be seen as a guide to the decision making process.


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Author Biographies

José Juan Cáceres-Hernández, Universidad de La Laguna

Depto Economía de las Instituciones, Estadística Económica y Econometría.

Gloria Martín Rodríguez, Universidad de La Laguna

Depto Economía de las Instituciones, Estadística Económica y Econometría.

José Ignacio González Gómez, Universidad de La Laguna

Depto Economía Financiera y Contabilidad.

Juan Sebastián Nuez-Yánez, Universidad de La Laguna

Depto Historia e Instituciones Económicas.


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