More than half of the Spanish vegetables exported in 2020 came from the provinces of Almería and Murcia, which broke all-time records in terms of the value of their exports.
According to data from the Estacom statistical service processed by Hortoinfo, the province of Almería was Spain's leading vegetable exporter last year. Of the 6,549.16 million kilos of vegetables that Spain exported in 2020, Almeria-based exporting companies accounted for 2,400.58 million kilos, which is 36.65% of the total, worth 2,645.11 million Euro, with an average price of € 1.102 / kg. The value has been the highest on record for the province, 3.02% higher than in the previous year and 22.32% higher than five years earlier.
Regarding the volume of vegetables exported, it fell slightly compared to 2019 (-1.41%).
The main customer for Almeria vegetables has been Germany, which bought 709.37 million kilos worth 817.64 million Euro in 2020. It is followed by France, with 369.29 million kilos worth 391.18 million Euro. The United Kingdom ranks third, since it bought a total of 332.5 million kilos of vegetables from Almeria, for which it paid 371.39 million Euro.
The second most important province in terms of the volume of vegetables exported has been Murcia, with 1,430.97 million kilos, which is 21.35% of the total exported by Spain, worth 1,528.05 million Euro, with an average price of € 1,068 / kg.
The main customers for Murcian vegetables have been Germany, with 335.87 million kilos sold for 341.14 million Euro; the United Kingdom, with 302.72 million kilos worth 349.24 million Euro, and France, with 207.46 million kilos and 225.89 million Euro.