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Italy is the fifth destination for Spanish fruit and vegetable exports and Spain's sixth biggest supplier.

Italy is the fifth destination for Spanish fruit and vegetable exports

Export volumes to the country have remained stable in recent years. In 2015, Spanish sales to Italy stood at 858,998 tons and last year they stood at 830,015 tons. The value has grown, going from 778 million euro in 2015 to 848 million euro in 2020, according to data from the Customs and Special Taxes Department, dependent on the Tax Agency, processed by Fepex.

Spain exports more fruits than vegetables to Italy. In 2020, Spain exported 534,114 tons of fruits to Italy. Citrus fruit exports stood out, specifically orange, mandarin, and lemon exports, which accounted for more than 280,000 tons, followed by stone fruit exports, especially peaches with 55,740 tons and nectarine with 40,476 tons.

This year, up until August, Spain has exported 538,041 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables to Italy for 565.6 million euro.

Apart from being a destination market for its fruits and vegetables, Italy also supplies Spain. In 2020, Spain imported 114,504 tons of products worth 136.7 million euro from Italy, which makes it the country's sixth-biggest supplier.

Imports have remained stable in recent years. In 2015, the country imported 137,086 tons worth € 130 million. In 2020, Spain imported 106,427 tons of fruits from Italy, i.e. 94% of all imports. The most purchased fruits were apples, with 55,914 tons, kiwi with 22,500 tons, and table grapes with 12,442 tons.

In 2021, until August, Spanish imports from Italy stood at 99,431 tons worth 104.5 million euro.

 

Source: fepex.es


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