During the last few years the installation of greenhouse structures has increased considerably, augmenting from 269,000m² in 2004 to more than 6,000,000m² in 2011.
There are currently almost 2,700 hectares sown with various pepper varieties throughout the country. More than 780,000 quintals were produced in plantations and over 440,000 quintals in greenhouse production, in the year 2012. Recent years have witnessed the introduction of hundreds of new facilities and packaging plants for greenhouse export products.
The introduction of greenhouse cultivation has contributed to the increase in local market demand for bell peppers and other varieties as well as the rise in exportation, reaching 222,080 quintals in 2012.