In 2020, Spanish fresh fruit and vegetable imports increased by 3.5% in volume and 6% in value over the previous year, totaling 3.4 million tons and 3,118 million euro. Spain imported 759,297 tons worth 802 million euro from Latin America. This accounts for 26% of the total value of Spanish imports and 40% of non-EU imports, which amounted to 1,983 million of euro. These data highlight the increasingly important role played by Latin American countries in the Spanish import market.
From 2016 to 2020, Spanish imports of fruit and vegetables from Latin America have grown by 20% in volume, going from 629,702 tons to 759,927 tons. In that period of time, their value has grown by 17%, going from 686.7 million euro to 802 million euro.
The country's imports are mainly focused on fruits. Banana, pineapple, and avocado imports stand out with volumes exceeding 100,000 tons.
Costa Rica, Peru, and Brazil are the main supplying countries. In 2020, Spain imported 243,740 tons of fruits and vegetables from Costa Rica, 149,475 tons from Peru, and 130,684 tons from Brazil, according to data from the Customs and Excise Department processed by FEPEX.