European Union exports of fresh fruits and vegetables to non-EU countries in 2014 totalled 7.7 million tons – up a tenth on 2013, Eurostat data shows.
But they were 5% lower in value at €5.38 billion, analysis by FEPEX, the Spanish federation of associations of producers and exporters of fruits, vegetables, flowers and live plants, shows.
EU fruit exports up in volume, down in value in 2014
EU exports of fresh fruit increased a tenth last year to 4.2 million tons but fell 1.5% in value to €3.28 billion.
Main fruit exports:
- Apples 1.7 million tons (+15%)
- Pears 471,797 tons (+35%)
EU vegetable also gain in volume but slip in value
EU vegetable export to non-EU countries grew 9% in volume on 2013 to 3.4 million tons but dropped a tenth in value to €2.1 billion.
Main vegetable exports:
- Potatoes 1.4 million tons (+ 27%)
- Onions 804,659 tons (+ 5%)