The Cajamar Foundation presented its analysis of Almeria's agricultural campaign, and as usual, it reveals quite significant data. In this regard, the report says that, despite the economic climate and reduction in domestic demand, there are aspects inviting optimism. Cajamar's sources report that the total cultivated area in the province has reached 29,991 hectares, breaking the downward trend that started in 2006. Taking all cycles into consideration, 46,140 hectares will be used for production; 3.4% more.
This was announced by both the Director and the Research Director of the Agrifood and Cooperative Business Service, Roberto García Torrente and David Uclés, during the presentation of the report. They explained that "the total production has increased by 5.6% this year, reaching 2,973,614 tonnes; a record figure for the province."
According to the report, tomatoes are still the flagship product, despite recording a 5.7% decline compared to last season. For their part, peppers, which reached 558,672 tonnes this year, stay strong in second place. In fact, every product except for tomatoes has registered increases in production, particularly green beans, which have grown by a significant 87.8%.
The Cajamar Foundation also assured that, given the lack of dynamism of the domestic market, provincial sellers have turned to foreign markets, with exports reaching a total of 2,067,803 tonnes, which is a new record and corresponds to 69.5% of the entire production. Additionally, in terms of total value, product sales amounted to 1,413,415 Euro, which is 6.15% more than last year.