Spanish fresh produce trade rises

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BY CARL COLLEN

Spanish fresh produce trade rises

Fruit and vegetable imports and exports rose through the opening five months of 2017

Spanish fresh produce trade rises

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Spanish fruit and vegetable imports and exports have both grown during the five-month period to May 2017, according to new data processed by Fepex.

Exports grew 6.6 per cent in value to €6.5bn, with volumes stable at 5.7m tonnes, driven in the main by fruit exports.

Indeed, fresh fruit shipments rose 3.5 per cent in value to €3.42bn and 3.6 per cent in volume to 3.3m tonnes, with strawberries, citrus and watermelons the standout performers.

Fresh vegetable exports, meanwhile, dropped 3.7 per cent in volume to 2.7m tonnes, while climbing 10.3 per cent in value to €3.1bn.

In terms of imports, Spain took on 3.4 per cent more in terms of volume, at 1.3m tonnes.

Fepex said that it was "worrying" that the country was seeing import growth for products such as tomatoes, potatoes and raspberries.

 

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