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Spain: Strawberry exports to EU are growing

The strawberry campaign in Huelva closed the first three months with a 19% rise in fresh fruit exports to European countries regarding last season.

According to data from the producers and exporters association Freshuelva, France was the destination that got a bigger amount with 34% of the total, followed by Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.

France leads the Spanish exports, despite its fields of strawberry. Europe is the main consumer for red fruits from Huelva. 85% of strawberries are exported every campaign, also 90% of other berries (blackberry, raspberry and blueberry).

Cooperatives expect to harvest 245,000 tons this year until the begin of Summer. Starting with fresh fruit and later on, fruit for processing.

Source: El Mundo de España

Publication date: 4/12/2012


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