Greece seeing growth in its fruit export volumes
Greek exports of citrus, apples, cucumbers, kiwifruit and table grapes were all up in volume for the week to January 9, compared to the same time a year ago, figures from the Federation of Greek Export and Consignment Enterprises for Fruit, Vegetables and Juices show.
As can be seen in the graph below – recently published on the Incofruit-Hellas website – the growth in kiwifruit exports is particularly striking.
Greece is also enjoying growth in its exports of oranges, the main destinations for which are Germany (30%), Poland, Romania and Hungary, with the Nordic countries an emerging market.
Soft Citrus Kiwifruits Table grapes
Source: Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food- Division Agricultural Policy and Documentation, Department of Agricultural Statistics
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According to other information from Incofruit-Hellas, while the volume of Greek fresh fruit and vegetables exports for January-October last year increased nearly 8%, the value fell 4% compared to the same period in 2013. (Based on preliminary data from Greece’s statistics bureau ELSTAT.)