Between January and June 2015, Brazil, Algeria and the United Arab Emirates were the main non-European destinations of Spanish fresh fruit and vegetable exports. These countries had already registered significant growth in previous years.
Spanish exports to Brazil in the first half of 2015 increased by 79% in volume over the same period of 2014, amounting to 34.918 tons, and 74% in value, as they totalled 30.5 million euros.
Spanish exports to Algeria amounted to 28.6 million euros, 10% more than in 2014. In the last five years, exports to Algeria in the first half of the year have increased from 20,208 tons in 2010 to 43,283 tons in 2015. The main export products are oranges, apples, plums and tangerines.
Spanish exports to the United Arab Emirates registered a strong growth and have multiplied by ten in the past five years, from 2,994 tons in 2010 to 25,389 tons in 2015; a volume that is 17% higher than that obtained in the same period of 2014. Spanish exports of fruits and vegetables to the UAE in the first half of 2015 amounted to 26.9 million euros, 38% more than in the same period of 2014. Vegetable exports include onions, lettuce, tomatoes and carrots, and fruit exports include practically all species, especially stonefruit, pome fruit, berries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and citrus.
Given the good prospects for this market, FEPEX, with the support of ICEX and the Ministry of Agriculture, is organizing the participation of a group of companies in the Wop Dubai Fair, which will be held between October 5 and 7 2015. In 2015, this international trade fair will be celebrating its seventh year. The fair will have an 8,000 square meter area and it is expected that more than 4,500 professionals will visit it.
The deadline for companies interested in participating in the Spanish Pavilion is still open, and anybody interested in participating can go to FEPEX to request information.