Andalucia has broken a new record in fruit and vegetable sales abroad during 2020. It is an all-time high since there are comparable records (1995), entailing a 3.5% growth compared to 2019 data. This means the region strengthens its leadership in Spanish fruit and vegetable exports, accounting for more than 2 out of every 5 Euros in national sales (37%), ahead of the Region of Valencia (26.4%) and Murcia (18.5 %).
Almeria leads Andalucia's fruit and vegetable exports, the province supplies 51% of Spain's total fruit and vegetable sales to overseas markets, amounting to €3,090 million, thanks to a year-on-year growth of 4.7%. A sharp rise in cucumber and tomato sales helped lift horticultural exports from Almeria to set new records in 2020.
Andalucia's top 12 most exported products is headed by peppers, with 825 million; 13.7% of the total. This is followed by tomatoes, with 689 million (11.4%); and cucumbers, with 534 million (8.9%), whose sales grew by 5.7%. In fourth place were strawberries, with 477 million, 7.9% of the total, followed by dates, figs and pineapples, with 423 million (7%); raspberries, blackberries and blackberries, with 404 million (6.7%) and pumpkins and courgettes, with 353 million in exports (5.9% of the total).
Germany is the most important foreign destination for Andalusian fruit and vegetables, with 629 million; 28.7% of the total and an increase of 11.9%; followed by the United Kingdom, with 329 million, 15% and an increase of 11.7%.
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