Statistics for 2019 Spanish stone fruit campaign

As of July 2019, the Spanish stone fruit production was estimated at 1,944,437 tons; 3% more than in the previous year and 4% below the average of the last five campaigns. The Union of Small Agricultural Producers and Ranchers (UPA) has compiled the figures for each product:

Apricot: 8% of Spain's total stone fruit production. The volume stands at 133,644 tons and has fallen both in relation to last season (-24%) and to the average of the last five campaigns (-15%).

Peach: 47% of Spain's total stone fruit production. The volume amounts to 943,881 tons; 4% more than in 2018, but 1% less than the average of the last 5 campaigns.

Nectarine: 30% of Spain's total stone fruit production. The volume stands at 600,116 tons; 10% more than in 2018 and 1% below the average production of the last five campaigns.

Plum: 10% of Spain's stone fruit production. The volume has reached 167,495 tons; 10% more than in 2018, but 14% less than the average of the last 5 campaigns.

Cherry: 5% of the total stone fruit production in Spain. The volume amounted to 99,301 tons; 7% less than in 2018 and 6% below the average of the last 5 campaigns.

In Spain, 82% of the peach production is supplied by three Autonomous Regions: Catalonia (31%), Aragón (27%) and Murcia (24%). Aragon and Murcia have reduced their productions by 4% and 6%, compared to the average of the last 5 years, and Catalonia has increased it by 18%.

The nectarine production comes mainly from Catalonia (36%), Aragón (27%) and Murcia (18%); together, they account for 71% of the total. Aragon has reduced its production by 2% compared to the average of the last five campaigns. Meanwhile, Catalonia has increased it by 18% and Murcia by 6%. Extremadura ranks fourth (with 9.4% of the country's total production) and has seen its volume reduced by 20% compared to the average of the last 5 campaigns.

The main apricot producing area is Murcia, with 51% of the total, followed by the regions of Aragón (15.5%) and Valencia (15.5%). These three account for 82% of the national apricot production.

Extremadura is the main plum producing area (55%), followed at a distance by Andalusia (13%) and Murcia (8.4%).

The main cherry producing areas are Aragón (37.5%) and Extremadura (30.4%). Aragon has increased its production by 16% in 2019 compared to the average of the last five campaigns, while Extremadura's has fallen by 14%.

As for exports, the main destination for Spanish stone fruit is the EU, which accounts for 93% of foreign trade. Up until July 2019, a total of 545,427 tons have been exported to the EU; 5% more than in 2018 and 3% less than the average of the last 5 campaigns.

 

Source: agrodigital.com


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