How much does it cost to grow bell peppers in Spain?

Growing one hectare of California bell pepper has resulted in costs of 37,000 euros this season. This is a conclusion drawn from the data published by the regional authorities of Andalucía.

With an average price during the 2019/2020 campaign of 0.79 euros per kilo and a yield of 8 kg/m2 (80,000 kg/ha), the data from the Price and Market Observatory of the Andalusian Government show a net profit of 26,080 euros/ha per year.

Growing one hectare of bell pepper in the greenhouses of the province of Almería has had a cost for the producer of 37,120 euros in the 2019/2020 campaign, as can be concluded by analyzing the data provided by the Andalusian Observatory, taking the cultivation of California-type bell peppers as a model.

The average price for all types of bell peppers during the campaign was 0.79 euros per kilo. The average cost of the campaign that has just ended is 3,712 euros per m2 and 0,464 euros per kilo.

These operating costs refer to the cultivation of California peppers, which together with current expenses include the labor provided by the grower’s family, as well as the costs related to the amortization of the greenhouse, installations, machinery and others.

Taking into account this average price during the 2019/2020 campaign of 0.79 euros per kilo, with an average yield of 8 kilos per m2 (80,000 kg/Ha) and expenditure of 0.464 euros per kilo, the Observatory's data show a net profit of 26,080 euros per year per hectare, 2,173.33 euros per month.

Source: Agroberichtenbuitenland

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