Spain’s fresh produce exports drop 10% in January
Data from Spain’s Department of Customs and Excise, processed by Fepex, show that the country’s exports of fruits and vegetables fell 10% year-on-year in January to just over 1.1m tones. Vegetable shipments dropped by 8% year-on-year to 610,492 tons, while fruit exports fell 11% to 538,309 tons.
However, the value of the country’s fresh produce exports grew by 7.5% year-on-year to €1.6bn. Exports of vegetables climbed 5% in value to €921m, while the value of fruit exports was up 10% to €725m.
Fruit and vegetable imports grew in both volume (+13% to 309,626 tons) and value (+20.5% to €310m). Imported fruit volumes rose by 14% to 143,750 tons, with vegetables climbing 12% to 165,876 tons. The value of Spanish vegetable imports was up 17% to €113m, with fruit imports valued at €197m (+22%).