Spain's fresh fruit and vegetable exports continued on a path of growth through the first half of 2017, with growth in both overall volumes and value.
According to figures from the Ministry of Economy's Customs and Excise Department, processed by Fepex, fresh produce shipments grew just over 6 per cent in value to €7.53bn and 1.99n per cent in volume to 6.88m tonnes.
Fruit exports climbed in both value and volume, up 4.26 per cent to €4.2bn and 6.9 per cent to 10.4m tonnes respectively.
Vegetable exports, while increasing in value by 8.35 per cent to €3.35bn, actually fell 3.49 per cent in volume to just over 3m tonnes.
Meanwhile, Spain's fruit and vegetable imports for the half rose over 11 per cent in value to €E1,3bn, while climbing 2.5 per cent in volume to 1.57m tonnes.
"For Fepex, this data shows the strong dependence of the horticultural sector on foreign markets," the group noted.