Spaniards’ consumption of fresh fruit and veg continues to drop

Thu 15/06/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

The consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables in Spanish homes continues to fall. In the period from January to November 2022, the volume stood at 6.4m tons, which is 12.5% less than in the same period a year earlier. This is the finding of the MAPA Food Consumption Panel. Most fruits and vegetables have now fallen to pre-pandemic levels, with per capita consumption of 150.12 kg per person per year, of which 81.32kg corresponds to fruits, 50.4kg to vegetables and 18.4kg to potatoes.

With the exception of table grapes (+4%), household consumption of all fruits fell (oranges -9%, bananas -14%, apples -6%, apricots -17%, and cherries -47%. Similarly, all vegetable products showed negative trends (tomato -11%, lettuce -11%, pepper -18%, onion -18%, green beans -18% and cabbage -14%). Fresh potato consumption was down by 11% in volume to 780 million kilos and down 2% in value to €760 million.


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