Export index of Cuban charcoal increases
- Submitted by: Juana
- Business and Economy
- 08 / 22 / 2015
Some 165 600 tonnes of charcoal were exported by the Cuban agribusiness company Ceballos, the figure exceeds export rates of this product in a decade, official media announced on the island.
The charcoal industry exploits the marabou as raw material, given the high demand abroad by obtaining a blue flame, without smoke or ash.
This activity is carried out by over three thousands workers along the entire island, focusing on the provinces Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Camaguey, Las Tunas and Granma.
This year Cuba has exported a total of 16 914 tons and is expected that by the end of December the 29 000 tons sold last year be exceeded, confirmed the export director of Ceballos, Jorge Sanchez Gonzalez.
The Cuban charcoal moves across the company Citrus Caribe SA, which markets the product to powers of Europe such as Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, UK, and others like Syria, Turkey and Israel.