Between January and April of 2021, Spain imported a total of 687,717 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables from non-European countries, which accounted for 51% of all of its fresh fruit and vegetable imports in that period and was 15 % higher than in the same period of 2020.
The value of these purchases rose to 868.4 million euro, i.e. 13.5% more than in the first four months of 2020, accounting for 70% of the total value of Spanish fruit and vegetable imports in that period.
Morocco continues to be Spain's leading supplier of fruits and vegetables with 220,771 tons (+ 2%) and 423 million euro (+ 4%).
It was followed by Costa Rica and Peru, which showed strong growth in the aforementioned period. Spain imported 104,729 tons (+ 17%) worth 61 million euro (+ 8%) of fruits and vegetables from Costa Rica and 72,458 tons (+ 29%) worth 110 million euro (+28 %) from Peru, according to data from the Customs and Special Taxes Department processed by Fepex.