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.