Increase of Greek fresh produce exports in first half of the year

Greek fresh fruit and vegetable exports have grown significantly in the first half of 2016 compared to 2015, with an increase of 22.2% in value and 42.9% in volume, according to the latest data of ELSTAT presented by INCOFRUIT-HELLAS. Exports in this period have totalled 940,466 tonnes worth 522.5 million Euro. 

In particular, fruit exports have grown by 47.4% in volume and by 25.7% in value, totalling 787,644 tonnes worth 413.9 million Euro. Meanwhile, vegetable exports have increased by 23.5% in volume compared with the same months of 2015, totalling 152,822 tonnes, and by 10.6% in value, reaching 108.3 million Euro.

As regards fruit, the greatest increases in terms of volume were those of mandarins (+99.7%), oranges (+73.9%), strawberries (+12.7%) and apples (+8%). As for vegetables, the biggest growth corresponded to cucumbers (+30.2%) and tomatoes (+20.1%).


Source: agrotypos.gr

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