Spain: Revenue from cucumber exports up 20%

During the first nine months of the year, Spain made a total of 273.14 million Euro in revenue; 20.56% more than in the same period of 2012, according to data provided by the Department of Customs and Special Taxes of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

A total of 296.78 million kilos of cucumbers were exported; 10.31% more than in the same period last year. The average price of those cucumbers reached 0.92 Euro/kilo, compared to the 0.84 achieved during the same period in 2012.

The average price paid by EU countries was of 0.909 Euro/kilo, while shipments to non-EU countries achieved an average price of 1.165 Euro/kilo.

From the 10 largest EU importers, the one paying the best price for Spain's cucumbers was Sweden (1.156 Euro/kilo), followed by Austria (1.081 Euro/kilo) and Poland (1.066 Euro/kilo).

The fourth place in the ranking was for the Netherlands, which paid an average of 0.92 Euro/kilo during the first nine months of the year.

The countries paying the worst prices were Italy, with barely 0.785 Euro/kilo, followed by the Czech Republic (0.799), Germany (0.8918) and the United Kingdom (0.8919).

The largest importers

The 10 largest importers of Spanish cucumbers between January and September were Germany, with 115.15 million kilos; the Netherlands, 38.06 million kilos; United Kingdom, 30.91 million; France, 24.52 million; Poland, 13.46 million; Czech Republic, 11.06 million; Sweden, 9.99 million; Denmark, 9.44 million; Italy, 7.74 million; and Austria, which purchased a total of 4.13 million kilos of Spanish cucumbers.


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