Data: Spain's share of the UK produce market

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Data: Spain's share of the UK produce market

Brexit and a weakening pound have thrown into sharp relief Spain's importance as a fruit and veg supplier to the UK

Data: Spain's share of the UK produce market

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With Brexit apparently a certainty and the euro-sterling exchange rate shifting dramatically in the past few weeks, concerns have been raised about the future viability of fruit and vegetable supply from other countries in the European Union.

Last week, the president of Spanish export association Fepex, Jorge Brotons, told Fruitnet that Brexit posed a serious challenge to the industry.

Spain is responsible for supplying around a quarter of the UK's fresh produce imports, as well as 32 per cent of all the vegetables and 20 per cent of all the fruit sold in the country.

In 2014, the most recent year for which data is currently available, Spain's total fresh and frozen produce sales to the UK equated to around €1.83bn.

Below is an infographic provided by the OEC, showing a percentage breakdown of the UK's major produce imports from Spain during 2014. NB, this particular graphic also includes frozen produce as well as items like rice and coffee.

Click here to see the original data visualisation on the OEC website.

OEC UK imports from Spain

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