NON-EU COUNTRIES CONSOLIDATE IMPORTS OF SPANISH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

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According to data from the Spanish Customs and Excise Department, processed by FEPEX, Spain imported 3.4 million tons of fruit and vegetables worth €3.1 billion in 2020. 

Data revealed that 48% of that volume, worth €1.9bn, came from non-EU countries, accounting for 63.5% of the total value.

This data consolidates the predominance of non-EU countries in the value of Spanish imports of fruit and vegetables.

In 2019, the value of purchases of fruit and vegetables from third countries amounted to €1.87bn and 64.5% of the total; in 2018 they stood at €1.86bn and 67% of the total; in 2017 they stood at €1.56bn and 62% of the total, and in 2016 they amounted to €1.43bn and 62% of the total.

A similar trend can be seen in the import volumes of the last five years. In 2016, Spain imported 1.2 million tons of extra-community fruit and vegetables, which accounted for 42% of the total; in 2017 it imported 1.2 million tons (43% of the total); in 2018 it purchased 1.5 million tons (48% of the total); in 2019 it imported 1.5 million tons (48% of the total), and in 2020 Spain imported with 1.6 million tons of fruits and vegetables from non-EU countries (48% of the total).

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