The Vanilla Report

The Malagasy government is experiencing hiccups in its communication concerning the internal and
external marketing of its vanilla:
1. Trying to enforce minimum prices at the three farm gate price levels for green beans (75,000 Ar) then dry beans (500,000 Ar) and FOB (250 USD), the government had to face some difficulties (or realities):
- If on paper most of the exports made in 2021/2022 were invoiced at 250 USD, all kinds of legal or illegal tricks have taken place which have allowed certain internal or external operators to still sell on international markets at a price much lower than that theoretically paid. These re-exports essentially concern vanilla pods originating in Madagascar, as clearly shown by the quantities re-exported, particularly by the countries of North America and Europe. ("tons") appear clearly in the table below.

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