The Customs and Excise Administration of the Tax Agency has just published information on foreign trade in Spain for the month of May 2018. In that month, banana imports almost equalled exports from the Canary Islands. Around 32,000 tons were shipped from the Canary Islands to the Spanish market, with imports from abroad totalled about 29,700 tons. Compared with the month of April, shipments from the Canary Islands were down by 5%, imports fell by 9% and re-exports dropped by 2%.
In the first five months of 2018, the Spanish market has been supplied with 273,833 tons, 11,978 more than last year in the same period (+4.6%). Banana imports increased by 12,145 (+9.6%), while re-exports increased by 5,147 tons (+12.7%).