The best months in terms of revenue were December 2012 (275 million Euro) and January 2013 (288 million). For their part, fruit sales reached their peak in May (almost 65 million Euro) and June (63.3 million) this year.
Almost 40% of Spain's vegetable exports shipped from Almeria
According to the territorial delegate of the Council of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, José Manuel Ortiz, Almeria was the largest contributor to Spanish vegetable sales overseas during the first eight months of 2013, with approximately 38.3% of the country's total, followed by Murcia, with 24.4%. In the case of fruit exports, the province was the fifth largest contributor, with a 7.5% share. Huelva, Murcia, Valencia and Lleida took the first four spots.
Within this period, the main destination for Almeria's fruits and vegetables was Germany. In the case of vegetables, the German market acquired almost 30% of the total, while for fruits this percentage is as high as 37%. France, the second largest customer, imported 14.65% of the vegetables and 14.8% of the fruits, while the Netherlands consolidates as the third largest destination, with 13.6% of the vegetables and 11.55% of the fruits. The United Kingdom and Italy were the fourth and fifth largest importers for both fruits and vegetables, while Poland became the sixth greatest client (4.4%), followed by Sweden (2.8%).