In 2019, Spanish imports of fruit and vegetable products from Morocco have stabilized following 5 years of strong growth. In the first half of the year, 285,710 tons of Moroccan fruits and vegetables were imported, which entails an increase of 1.3% compared to 2018. The value of those shipments stood at 466 million Euro.
Regarding the products, there is a growing diversification and a significant participation of “sensitive” products for the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector. When it comes to vegetables, the most noteworthy products are tomatoes, with 36,951 tons (+12.89%), and peppers, with 39,051 tons (+5.77%). Meanwhile, green beans have recorded a 15% drop, down to 47,453 tons. As for fruits, raspberry, blueberry and strawberry imports stand out the most. These maintain the strong growth rate of recent years and the total volume amounts to 43,560 tons (+20.57%).
For FEPEX, the strong growth in the Spanish import of socially and economically "sensitive" products for the Spanish sector requires the implementation of measures to improve the competitiveness and compensate for the lower social, environmental and regulatory costs of third countries.