The latest report from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food reveals a 0.7% reduction of the early potato acreage this year, from the 15,212 hectares of 2018 to the current 15,103.
Worthy of note is the 15% increase recorded in Murcia, which has gone from 2,590 to the current 2,990 hectares. On the opposite side of the scale, Andalusia has recorded a 8.3% drop, from 6,107 hectares registered in 2018 to the current 5,601. Particularly significant is the decline registered in Seville, where the acreage has gone from 4,176 to 3,738 hectares.
The Region of Valencia has also achieved a significant 2% rise, reaching 1,339 hectares.
Galicia, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands have recorded almost the same data as in the previous campaign, with 1,854, 1,160 and 1,805 hectares, respectively.