Export of charcoal, a good contributor to the Cuban economy

Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Aug 21.- Cuba’s charcoal exports to European countries are currently consolidated among the main practices that contribute to the national economy, with a notable role for agricultural and service companies in this central province.


The Ceballos Agroindustrial Company (DCeballos) in Ciego de Avila keeps the primacy of this activity in the country, with shipments to Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain among other European nations, said its general director Wilber Bringas.

More than 25,000 tons of charcoal have been sold by companies in this province so far this year, with DCeballos as the main unit of this group, according to Bringas.

More than 90 percent of the exportable charcoal is obtained from marabou wood, whose final product stands out for its higher level of heat, a blue flame, without smoke and without ash.

The production of charcoal is an alternative that the country has in the search for an energy source without affecting the environment, in addition to using marabou, an undesirable and abundant plant in the fields of Cuba. (Prensa Latina)