Spanish watermelon producers were paid twice as much as Moroccan producers in 2018

According to the data from Faostat, the statistical agency of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in 2018 Spanish watermelon producers were paid an average of € 0.5 /kg for their fruits while Moroccan producers were paid € 0.24/kg.

However, in the same year, according to Euroestacom data, Moroccan watermelons were sold in the European Union (EU) 23% more expensive than those from Spain. The Spanish watermelon was sold in the Community markets at an average price of € 0.57/kg, while that from Morocco reached an average price of € 0.70/kg.

Meanwhile, Costa Rican watermelon producers were paid an average price of € 0.32/kg for their products, which were sold at an average price of € 0.72/kg in European markets.

In 2018, the producers from Greece, another watermelon producing country that compete with Spain in the EU markets, were paid an average of € 0.19/kg for their fruit, which was sold at an average of € 0.29/kg in the markets of EU member states.

In the same year, Turkish producers charged an average of € 0.11/kg for their watermelons, which were sold 260% more expensively in the EU markets, where they were traded at € 0.40/kg.



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