30% rise in cost of Spanish produce

Thu 23/12/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
Shelves of vegetables (tomato, onion, cucumbers) in a store (Spain). Copyright: Mercadona

Spanish fruit and vegetable prices have risen 30% in the past 2 months, according to the Consentio platform. Leading this increase is courgettes, with an increase of 30%, as well as tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and mushrooms, whose prices have risen by between 3% and 7%. Consentio CEO Benoit Vendevivere said that the price increases will undoubtedly have an impact across. He also highlighted the problems faced by farmers, “who have seen production costs rise by 9.2% in the past 6 years, while only achieving an increase of 3.97% in prices received for production.”

Meanwhile, Fepex data shows that pepper, lettuce and tomato were the three most exported Spanish products during 2020, with 845,369 tons, 766,384 and 728,809, respectively.

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