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Carl Collen


Wednesday 19th June 2013, 10:02 London

Consumption on the rise in Spain

Fepex data shows that fresh produce consumption in Spanish households grew 7 per cent in April

Consumption on the rise in Spain

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New figures published by Spanish fresh produce association Fepex have demonstrated that consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables is growing in Spanish households.

According to the latest data, fresh produce consumption grew 7 per cent in April this year when compared with the same month in 2012, up to just over 743,000 tonnes.

Fruit consumption climbed 7 per cent to 386,341 tonnes, vegetables grew 7 per cent to 264,264 tonnes, and potato consumption jumped 5 per cent to 92,443 tonnes, the panel of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries found.

In value terms, spending on fresh produce increased by 13.6 per cent on April 2012, up to €1.04bn, with spending growth of 39 per cent, 14 per cent and 9 per cent on potatoes, fruits and vegetables respectively.

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