Spain: Tomato distribution costs increasing

Increasing distribution costs in Spain are causing complaints in the tomato industry. According to the price index (IPOD) of June, by the time the tomato reaches the consumer, the price has increased with a whopping 942%. In June, the price of tomatoes grew fastest compared to other products. Producers received 0.19 Euro per kilo, while consumers paid 1.89 Euro per kilo.

The tomato is followed by the cucumber, with 706% increase, from an average of 0.18 Euro per kilogram received by the producer against the 1.45 paid by the consumer.

The eggplant is in third place with 688% price increase between producer and consumer. Producers received an average of 0.24 Euro per kilo, while consumers had to pay 1.89 Euro per kilo.

In the greenhouse sector, 0.45 Euro /kilo was paid for the green pepper to the producer, against 2.17 Euro paid by consumers, an increase of 382%. For the red pepper producers received 1.04 while consumers paid an average of 2.59 Euro per kilo, an increase of 149%.

Ipod lists the rates of origin and destination of Spanish agricultural and livestock organizations (COAG), the union of Spanish consumers (UCE) and the Association of Spanish housewives, consumers and users (CEACCU).

Source: Coag

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