Spain has imported 237 million kilos of citrus this campaign

During the 2018/2019 campaign, Spain has imported a total of 237.06 million kilos of citrus fruits, according to data from the Estacom statistical service (Icex-Tax Agency) corresponding to the period between September 1, 2018 and 31 August 2019. The value of those citrus imports has amounted to 201.39 million Euro, 44.1% more than ten years earlier, with the average price standing at € 0.85 / kg.

Of the total imported volume, 28.31% has been purchased from Argentina, which is the Spanish market's largest supplier, with a total volume of 67.11 million kilos. The value of these purchases amounted to 62.67 million Euro, with an average price of € 0.934 / kg.

Portugal ranks second with 55.93 million kilos of citrus fruit sold to Spain in the 2018/2019 campaign (23.59%). Those shipments were worth 43.5 million Euro and average price stood at € 0.788 / kg.

The third place is for South Africa, which supplied Spain with 26.08 million kilos of citrus fruits during the campaign (11%) and received 20 million Euro, with an average price of € 0.767 / kg.

Morocco was Spain's fourth largest supplier, with 19.24 million kilos (8.12%), 10.62 million Euro and an average price of € 0.522 / kg.

The fifth largest supplier was Uruguay, which sold 14.36 million kilos of citrus fruits to Spain worth 10.44 million Euro, with an average price of € 0.727 / kg.

 

Source: hortoinfo.es


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