According to data provided by the Department of Customs and Special Taxes of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 31% of the peppers exported by Spain between 1 January and 30 September this year were shipped to Germany; a total volume of 118.07 million kilos. The second most important destination was France, with 78.64 million kilos, and the third was Italy, which imported 41 million kilos of peppers.
During those nine months, Spain made a total of 520.47 million Euro in revenue; 22.72% more than in the same period of 2012. The total volume exported amounted to 378.61 million kilos; 9.2% more than last year.
The average price of all peppers exported by Spain was of 1.37 Euro per kilo, slightly higher than the 1.22 Euro per kilo registered during the same period in 2012.
The average price paid by EU countries reached 1.362 Euro per kilo, while non-EU countries paid an average of 1.766 Euro per kilo.
From the 10 largest EU destinations, the country paying the best price was Sweden (1.577 Euro/kilo), followed by Germany (1.501 Euro/kilo) and Denmark (1.482 Euro/kilo). The fourth spot in the ranking was for Poland, which paid an average of 1.409 Euro per kilo.
The country paying the worst prices for Spanish peppers was Portugal, at just 0.936 Euro per kilo, right behind Italy (1.182 Euro/kilo), Lithuania (0.793) and the Czech Republic, which paid just 1.222 Euro per kilo.
The largest importers
As already indicated, Germany was the main largest importer of Spanish peppers, with a total of 118.07 million kilos, for which it paid 177.23 million Euro.
France came also second in terms of volumes purchased, with 78.64 million kilos, for which it paid 100.34 million Euro.
The third largest destination was Italy, which imported 41 million kilos of Spanish peppers, paying 48.46 million Euro.