In 2020, Germany purchased fewer peppers from Almeria and more peppers from Turkey. According to the data prepared by Hortoinfo from the statistical services Estacom and Euroestacom, Germany purchased 203.88 million kilos of peppers from Almeria, i.e. 1.01% less than in the previous year, and 10.4 million kilos of peppers from Turkey, i.e. 37.02% more than in 2019.
Germany paid Almeria and Turkey € 1.30/kg for the pepper.
Main Spanish pepper exporting provinces
7 out of every 10 peppers exported from Spain are produced in Almeria. Last year, the province exported a total of 614.48 million kilos (70.02% of the total) for 798.4 million euro, at an average price of €1.30/kg.
The bulk of Almeria's pepper exports were directed to the German market. The 203.88 million kilos exported to the German market were worth 265.54 million euro and had an average price of € 1.30/kg. The United Kingdom was the second biggest destination for Almeria's pepper with 82.71 million kilos worth 105.28 million euro and an average price of € 1.27/kg. It was followed by the Netherlands with 77.16 million kilos, 98.02 million euros, and an average price of €1.27/kg.
The second-biggest pepper exporting province in 2020 was Murcia, with 124.99 million kilos (14.23% of the national total) worth 179.25 million euro and an average price of € 1.43/kg.
It was followed by Valencia, with 44.1 million kilos exported (5.02% of the national total) worth 82.16 million euro, and an average price of €1.86/kg.
Alicante ranked fourth with 36.09 million kilos, 59.39 million euro, and an average price of € 1.65/kg.
Finally, Barcelona ranked fifth with a volume of 24.37 million kilos, 30.4 million euro, and an average price of € 1.25/kg.