Spanish fruit and vegetable imports in 2019 totaled 3.3 million tons, the same amount as in 2018, while the value grew by 7% and stood at 2,939 million Euro. France is Spain's leading supplier in terms of volume, while Morocco is the main one in terms of value, with 684 million Euro and a 5% increase compared to the previous year.
Regarding the volume imported by Spain, France was the largest supplier in 2019 with 819,606 tons; 9% less than in 2018, followed by Morocco, with 437,234 tons (+8%) and Portugal, with 304,001 tons (+16%). In terms of value, Morocco is the leader with 684 million Euro; 5% more than in 2018, and 24% of the total; followed by France, with 340 million Euro (+10%).
The difference is due to the fact that Spain imports mainly potatoes from France, with 600,414 tons in 2019 (which represents 85% of the total) worth 190 million Euro, while imports from Morocco have diversified in recent years, covering a wide range of products sold for higher prices.
In 2019, Spain imported a total of 267,360 tons of vegetables from Morocco (10% more than in 2018) worth 307.2 million Euro. The most important products were green beans, with 79,858 tons (-9%), tomatoes, with 65,901 tons (+7%) and peppers, with 63,743 tons (+6%). The import of fruits from Morocco amounted to 162,939 tons (+4%) worth 374.4 million Euro (+8%). The most important products were watermelons, with 53,397 tons, oranges, with 31,086 tons, and raspberries, with 28,067 tons. There were also significant volumes of blueberries, with 15,140 tons, strawberries, with 14,600 tons, and avocados, with 8,199 tons, according to data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes, processed by FEPEX.