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Title: The Economics of Commercial Banana Production in Hawaii 
Author: Fleming, Kent
Date: 1994-05
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Fleming K. 1994. The economics of commercial banana production in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 5 p. (AgriBuisness; AB-08).
Abstract: Commercial banana production in Hawaii is primarily organized to supply the Cavendish-type banana, and all banana
imports are of the Cavendish-type. The Hawaii banana industry currently supplies about one-half of the Hawaii market,
but Hawaii could become self-sufficient with relatively little expansion if banana production were profitable. An economic
model of Hawaii banana production is developed from which one can derive estimates of typical and specific economic
profitability and consider various production, marketing, and policy scenarios. An analysis of the break-even price and
yield and an analysis of the return to productive resources, help one interpret the cost of production results.
Series/Report No.: AgriBusiness
08
Pages/Duration: 5 pages
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7578
Keywords: bananas, economic analysis, Hawaii, Musa, production costs

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