On March 10, Anecoop held its General Assembly, which was attended by more than 300 members from all over Spain and served to present the figures corresponding to the 2018-2019 financial year. In that campaign, the second-degree cooperative has exceeded 842,800 tons in volume traded (3.8% more than in the previous year) and 713 million Euro in turnover (which represents an increase of 1.5% compared to the previous campaign). The consolidated figures of all the companies in the group (which confirm its leadership in Europe) amount to 1.1 million tonnes and over 906 million Euro in turnover.
The campaign by products
Anecoop has an extensive range of products that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh cut and ready-to-eat products. In addition to being one of the world's biggest citrus operators, with an 8% export quota, it is a leader in the export of watermelons and kakis, with 15% and 41% export quotas, respectively.
The citrus campaign has yielded very poor results for the whole sector as far as mandarins and oranges are concerned. Anecoop's partnered producers significantly increased their volume, especially in the second part of the campaign. Anecoop's citrus supply has improved and the work with large clients has been consolidated.
This has been an uneven fruit campaign. For kakis, the adverse weather conditions have led to a decline in the production, but prices have been very satisfactory. For watermelons, about 140,000 tons have been marketed; a record volume that has generated positive economic results. For stone fruit, there has been a 16% increase in the volume, but prices have been very low. Worthy of note is the growth of exotics, grapes and pome fruits, which are becoming an increasingly important part of Anecoop's supply.
This group has generated one of the highest increases in turnover, with an 8% growth, even though the year has ended with a 3% reduction in the volume sold. Worth noting is the intense activity in Almeria, which has growth potential. Products such as lettuce, broccoli and sweet potato, and most other products, except for tomatoes, continue to rise.
There are prospects for development of the organic product range after 27% more has been marketed compared to the previous year. The volume of organic products has exceeded 30,000 tons, and new products and customers have been introduced to Anecoop.
Anecoop continues to grow in the field of processed products, especially the ready-to-eat range, both in terms of volume and the number of products.