NON-EU COUNTRIES CONSOLIDATE IMPORTS OF SPANISH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
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).