Rise in Spain’s fresh produce imports 

Tue 21/03/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

Spanish fresh fruit and vegetable imports were up by 7% per cent in volume and 15% in value in 2022, according to figures from the Customs and Excise Department of the Tax Agency, processed by Fepex. Imports rose to 3.8m tons, worth €3.76bn.

Vegetable imports were up 14% in volume to 1.8m tons, while value soared 32% to just over €1.17bn. This was driven in part by the 20 per cent jump in potato imports, up to 1m tons at a value of €364m (up 55%). Tomato imports grew by 32% in value to €206m, with volumes climbing 5% to 188,000 tons.

Meanwhile, fruit imports were up 1% to 2m tons, for a value of €2.59bn (+9%). Bananas were the most imported fruit (403,702 tons, +9%; €259m, +29%). However, avocado volumes dropped by 3% to 208,575 tons (€404m, -2%). Apple imports climbed by 6% to 195,524 tons (€150m, -4%).


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