Market/Spain

Increase in Spanish tomato crop

Increase in Spanish tomato crop

Published on Oct 15th, 2019

 

According to first official estimates for the 2019 Spanish vegetable campaigns, extra-early potato production is up 5.2%, while output of early varieties surged 24.4%. The onion crop contracted 12.9%. As for tomatoes, the “January-May” crop climbed 4.6%, and the "summer" (June-Sept) rose 5.8%, in its first estimates.

Spanish fruit and vegetable exports drop in 2018

Weather catastrophe costs Spanish agriculture millions

Weather catastrophe costs Spanish agriculture millions

Published on Oct 07th, 2019

 

Vegetables, olive groves, citrus fruits, fruit trees and vineyards are all affected by the weather front that ravaged the coast of the Valencian, Murcian and Andalusian in the second week of September. In the Valencian community, the most affected areas were those of Vega Baja and Alto Vinalopó. In Vega Baja, total loss of some flooded vegetable fields is expected, including artichoke, potato, sweet potato, sweet potato, broccoli and cauliflower.

Larger harvests overall for Spanish fresh produce farmers

Larger harvests overall for Spanish fresh produce farmers

Published on Jul 10th, 2019

The latest estimates published by Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for the country’s 2018/19 vegetable crop indicate an increase in output of potato. Production of extra-early potato varieties is expected to increase by 5.2%, in line with a corresponding expansion in production area. The early potato crop is forecast to be up 24.8%, despite little variation in growing area. As for tomatoes, production for the first five months of 2019 is up 1.1%. The aubergine and mushroom crops are respectively 3.4% and 1.4% larger.

Spanish stone fruit and grape campaigns on track

Spanish stone fruit and grape campaigns on track

Published on Apr 29th, 2019

Spain’s fruit producers and exporters association (Apoexpa) is satisfied with the 2018 fruit growing season and is looking forward to an improved 2019 campaign. At this point in the season, there have been no adverse meteorological phenomena or diseases to damage the region’s crops. President of the association, Joaquín Gómez, said that Murcia’s stone fruit and table grape campaigns were both looking good, especially for stone fruit, which should bounce back from last season’s lower crop. Another advantage for exports is that the harvest should commence a week earlier than usual.

Spain’s exports of fruit and vegetables totalled €12.7 billion in 2018

Spain’s exports of fruit and vegetables totalled €12.7 billion in 2018

Published on Apr 03rd, 2019

Spain’s F&V exports fell 0.2% in 2018 to €12.7 billion, according to data published by the Sectorial Observatory DBK. Fruit exports increased by 0.1%, representing 59% of the total value, with €7.56 billion, while foreign sales of vegetables decreased by 0.8%, and accounted for 41% of the value (€5.16 billion).

Despite lower volumes, Spanish fruit exports climb in value

Despite lower volumes, Spanish fruit exports climb in value

Published on Jan 30th, 2019

Spain’s fruit exports up to November 2018 were worth €6.9 billion, up 2% on the same period in 2017. However, in volume terms, they fell 6% to 6.3 million tons. According to FEPEX data, the stonefruit category was most hit by the drop on production. Peach exports plummeted by 15% to 381,000 tons, while increasing in value by 1% to €381 million. Nectarine volumes were down 24% to 357,000 tons, while slipping 3% in value to €408 million. Plum export volumes plunged 28% to 71,000 tons and were worth 13% less (€86 million).

Coopaman joins Unica Group

Coopaman joins Unica Group

Published on Dec 21st, 2018

Europe’s largest purple garlic producer Coopaman has joined Unica, a move which sees the cooperative consolidate its leadership, with plans to surpass 400 million kilos by the end of this campaign. Coopaman S.C.L. is a second-tier agricultural cooperative based in Las Pedroñeras (Cuenca). Coopaman sells about 20 million kilos of garlic annually, including varieties of white, purple, spring violet and white spring, and has a turnover of approximately €30 million.

CMR GROUP has presented its new Logistics Platform in Madrid in an event that has gathered more than 300 people

CMR GROUP has presented its new Logistics Platform in Madrid in an event that has gathered more than 300 people

Published on Oct 31st, 2018

On October 24, CMR INFINITA, a subsidiary in Madrid of CMR GROUP, presented its new Logistics Platform in Mercamadrid to its suppliers, customers and collaborators.

Spain’s fruit and vegetable sector continues to expand in Asia

Spain’s fruit and vegetable sector continues to expand in Asia

Published on Sep 26th, 2018

Exports of Spanish vegetables and fruits to mainland China and Hong Kong continue their spectacular expansion, exceeding €34 million euros in 2017, which represents a growth of 31% compared to 2016 and a 1,373% cumulative increase in the last five years. With the opening of the Chinese market in 2016 to Spanish exports of stone fruit and the consolidation of citrus exports, authorised since 2007, the Asia Pacific area is of great importance for the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector.

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