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).
The EU is the main market for Spanish exports, receiving 91% and 95% of the country’s fruit and vegetables, respectively. The largest markets in the EU for Spanish F&V are Germany (27% for fruit and vegetables), France (19% for fruit and 16% for vegetables) and the UK (13% for fruit and 15% for vegetables).
Spain’s imports of fruit and vegetables increased by 10% in 2018, exceeding €2.6 billion, giving a trade balance surplus of over €10 billion.