Spain exceeds 3 million tonnes and 2.5 billion euros in imports of fruits and vegetables, only until November 2018
According to FEPEX, these import figures for fruits and vegetables mean 8% more in volume and 9% more in value than during the same period of 2017.
The vegetables have assumed a total of 1.3 million of imported tonnes, 9% more than during the same period of the previous year, according to FEPEX, for a total of 701 million euros. Within the vegetables, the most imported crops have been the potato, with 725,108 tons, and the green bean, with 131,291 tons. As for the green bean, it is striking that the large increase in the volume of its imports compared to the first eleven months of 2017, in particular has grown by 26% more.
The importation of fruits increased to 1.7 million of tonnes at a value of 1.805 billion euros, i.e. 7.6% more in volume and 12.5% more in value than in 2017. The most imported crops here are the banana, with 334,657 tonnes; Pineapple, with 155,908 tonnes; and avocado, with 123,417 tons.
According to FEPEX, within this increase in the importation of fruits and vegetables, also stands out the growth of purchases abroad raspberry, with 1,844 tons and blueberry, with 1,202 tonnes imported.
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