Spain: Valencia to export 61,000 tonnes of clementines to the US

According to initial estimates, the region of Valencia will export 61,000 tonnes of citrus to the US during the 2012-2013 campaign. This entails a 28% growth compared to last season and a return to the volumes recorded two years ago.

This was announced by the government delegate in Valencia, Paula Sánchez de León, after holding a meeting with citrus exporter representatives and attending the loading of the first US bound ships leaving Castellon's harbour with Valencian clementines. Sánchez de León wished to offer the government's "full support" to the citrus-exporting sector.

The delegate said that she expects the initial estimates to be correct, "because in the current financial situation, it would be a great success for both Spain and the Region of Valencia."

Furthermore, she highlighted the significance it has for Spain, the world's fifth largest citrus producer, to be selling to the US, which is the third largest, "which is a testament to the high quality of the Spanish produce."

Source: LaVanguardia

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