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Carl Collen


Tuesday 1st October 2013, 10:19 London

Consumption rebounds in Spain

Fepex sees slight increase for month of July, although yearly figures are down for the opening seven months of 2013

Consumption rebounds in Spain

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Fresh fruit and vegetable consumption in Spain has rebounded in July after year-on-year declines in both May and June this year.

According to Fepex, July consumption grew 3 per cent on the same month of 2012, coming in at some 827,600 tonnes.

By category, vegetable consumption climbed 6 per cent, fruit by 2 per cent, and potato consumption actually fell 1 per cent.

July's fruit and vegetable expenditure rose 20 per cent year-on-year, up to €1.2bn, with increases across the board for fruits (+25 per cent), vegetables (+8 per cent) and potatoes (+50 per cent).

However, for the seven months between January and July this year, consumption has actually fallen by 1 per cent, according to Fepex, although expenditure is up 6 per cent to €7.1m.

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