50% of the Andalusian fruit and vegetable exports come from Almeria

According to figures from Extenda, 1,914.1 million Euro worth of fresh produce was exported from Almeria in 2012, which is 9.7% more than in 2011. This is a spectacular growth over the 2010/2011 season.

In Andalusia, Almeria was the biggest seller with 47.3% of the total, followed by Huelva (17.7% of the total) for € 717.8 million, Seville (17.6% of the total) and Granada (6.1% of the total). The most exported products are: fresh vegetables and legumes (€ 1,665.5 million with growth of +10.2%), other fresh fruit (€ 161.1 million, an increase of +2.3% compared to 2011), citrus (€ 29.5 million and a growth of +52%), frozen vegetables and legumes with an increase of +41.2%, almonds and hazelnuts (€ 15.7 million) seeds (€ 11.1 million) and vegetables - and fruit preserves (€ 3.7 million).

Germany is a major buyer, in fact, the largest. In order: Germany (29.7% of the total and an increase of 11.7% compared to 2011) with € 569.2 million; France (€ 285.2 million) with 15% of the total and a growth of 13%, Netherlands (13.1% of the total and an increase of 12.3%), United Kingdom (11.3% of the total and an increase of 16 8%). In fifth place is Italy (€ 138.1 million, 7.2% of the total and an increase of +6.6%). Growth in Belgium in seventh place is +26.5%. Poland, Sweden , Denmark (+17.4%) and Portugal.

70% of exports consists of vegetables and legumes, compared to the previous season it increased by 10.4% to 1,125 million Euro. 10% of the export is fresh fruit (164 million with growth of +21.8%).

Source: Lavozdealmeria

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