Spain: Value of Almeria's peppers up 25%

According to Andalusia's Council of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, the value of Almeria's peppers increased during the 2012/2013 campaign, to a total of 410.85 million Euro; 25.47% more than in the previous season, when the value of the province's peppers reached 327.45 million Euro.

The acreage devoted by Andalusia to pepper cultivation during the 2012/2013 campaign was of 8,406 hectares, from which a yield of 6.43 kilos per m² was obtained, a total of 540.59 million kilos.

It is also worth noting that the average price obtained by Almeria's pepper produce was of 0.76 Euro per kilo. According to the Prices and Markets Observatory of Andalusia's Council of Agriculture, if we analyse prices by varieties we can see that California peppers reached an average of 0.82 Euro per kilo; the Lamuyo, 0.79 Euro/kilo; and Italian peppers, 0.78 Euro per kilo.

The volume of Almeria's peppers exported overseas reached 356.61 million kilos during the 2012/2013 campaign, compared to the 357.94 million of the 2011/2012; the 315.64 million of the 2010/2011, and the 304.34 million of the 2009/2010 campaign.

According to Datacomex, these pepper exports generated a total of 463.02 million Euro in revenue during the 2012/2013 campaign; 418.07 during the 2011/2012; 422.15 during the 2010/2011 and 349.74 million Euro during the 2009/2010 campaign.

By varieties, the most exported during the 2012/2013 campaign, with 63% of the total, were California peppers; 18% corresponded to the Lamuyo, 9% to the Italian and 11% to other varieties.


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