The wintering area has undergone an expansion in Almería during the past season. According to Cajamar's Analysis of the 2020/21 fruit and vegetable season in Almeria, the area occupied by greenhouses has grown by 1.6% over the previous season totaling 32,554 hectares.
According to the report, if the winter and spring productions were added, the greenhouse surface used in the last season would add up to 64,672 hectares. The study concludes that the 2020/21 campaign ended with marked stability in its production volume, sales, and generated value. However, it had an uneven behavior depending on the product and strong fluctuations in average prices throughout the period.
According to its data, Almeria produced a total of 3.74 million tons of fruit and vegetables worth 2,322 million euros (+ 0.12%) in greenhouses and outdoors - 3.50 million of them under plastic, i.e. 0.7% more than in the 2019/20 campaign.
Pepper was the most cultivated product (852,493 tons, + 0.8%), followed by tomato (739,363 tons, -7.3%), watermelon (578,129 tons, + 17.5%), cucumber ( 511,542 tons, -4.9%), aubergine (202,212 tons, -6.1%), and melon (132,734 tons, + 16.2%).