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Spanish suppliers hit by higher costs of exporting to UK

Spanish suppliers hit by higher costs of exporting to UK

Published on Jun 08th, 2021
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The UK’s fresh produce imports from Spain rose 6% in value during the first 3 months of 2021 to reach €675 million. However, the UK’s departure from the EU has increased the administrative costs of managing shipments and documentary formalities. FEPEX reports that despite the increase in the value of exports, volumes decreased during the indicated period by 6%, to just under 462,000 tons.

Hortiespaña calls for better defence of Spanish fruits and vegetables

Hortiespaña calls for better defence of Spanish fruits and vegetables

Published on Jun 07th, 2021
Press Release

The Spanish Interprofessional Organisation of Fruits and Vegetables (HORTIESPAÑA) positively values ​​the Spanish government’s report on the situation of the current campaign. However, it expresses its deep disappointment at what it considers a lack of forceful defence of the interests of Spanish fruit and vegetables in relation to the European Union.

Delayed start to European berry campaign but “fair” prices

Delayed start to European berry campaign but “fair” prices

Published on May 25th, 2021
Photo: Planasa

Europe’s berry harvest is being delayed by the cold weather across the continent. However, the signs augur well for the campaign ahead, with prices above the profitability threshold, mitigating the losses of March due to the heavy rainfall. The Spanish media reports a good start to the campaign in general, as it was preceded by warm temperatures during the months of December and January.”

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Spanish fruit imports climb

Spanish fruit imports climb

Published on May 05th, 2021

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Spain’s fresh produce imports grew by 6% YoY in February, with the volume reaching 289,444 tons, according to FEPEX data. In value terms, imports rose by 5% to €273m. Fruit imports were the key drivers reaching 147,000 tons, for a value of €198.4m (+11% and 15% respectively). The strongest growth was recorded for kiwi imports (+107% in volume; +110% in value) and pineapples (+10% in volume).

Sandi returns this spring as "the first taste of summer"

Sandi returns this spring as "the first taste of summer"

Published on Apr 28th, 2021
Press Release

COEXPHAL and HORTIESPAÑA resume their campaign to promote the watermelon of southern Spain. Harvesting is underway of the first European watermelon grown in greenhouses in the southeast of Spain, destined for markets in Spain and Europe. To publicise the fruit’s healthy properties and excellent quality, COEXPHAL and HORTIESPAÑA are starting the promotion campaign, mainly through digital media, under the slogan "The first European watermelon”, to disseminate its health and organoleptic qualities.

Strawberry prices stop falling at last

Strawberry prices stop falling at last

Published on Apr 19th, 2021
Photo: Freshuelva

The average prices at origin of strawberries broke the negative trend since the second half of February, with a 1.6% rise recorded in week 14 compared to week 13. Prices stand at €0.65/kg, which is below the 2018/19 level of €0.70/kg and the 2019/20 level of €0.87/kg, according to data published by the Andalusian authority.

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