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Spanish exports outlined

The country exported 8 per cent more fresh fruit and vegetables through the January-April period of 2019

Spanish exports outlined

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Spanish exports of fruits and vegetables for the months of January-April rose 8 per cent in volume and 8 per cent in value, to 5m tonnes and €5.37bn respectively.

By category, vegetable sales increased 5 per cent in volume to 2.6m tonnes, and 12 per cent in value, up to €2.8bn.

Products highlighted for their strong export performances included peppers and cabbages, while tomatoes and lettuces saw a fall in volumes but a rise in sales value.

Exports of fruit grew 13 per cent in volume, up to 2.4m, while value saw a slight decrease of 0.3 per cent to €2.56m.

Strawberries and raspberries performed well, Fepex pointed out, as did watermelons.

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