Delay in harvesting and storing crops in Spain due to the French blockade

Supply Chain Management
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 2, 2024

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The ongoing farmers' protests in France are severely impacting Spanish fruit and vegetable exports, leading to attacks on trucks, merchandise destruction, and transit slowdowns through French territory. Some Spanish producers have even halted harvesting due to transportation issues. Proexport, the association of Fruit and Vegetable Producers-Exporters of the Region of Murcia, estimates that 40% of the production is being stored in cold rooms due to the blockage. The most affected exports include pepper, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, cabbage, citrus fruits, and strawberries. In January 2023, Spanish exports of fruits and vegetables amounted to 1.14 million tons, worth 1,636 million euros.
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The farmers' protests in France continue to cause serious damage to Spanish fruit and vegetable exports, not only due to attacks on trucks, the destruction of merchandise and the slowdown of transit through French territory, but also because disturbances are being generated at source. . In fact, according to Fepex, some producers have decided to slow down and even not harvest the crops due to the difficulties in transporting them and ensuring that they reach the destination markets on time, also taking into account the perishable nature of these products. For its part, the association of Fruit and Vegetable Producers-Exporters of the Region of Murcia, Proexport, estimates that forty percent of the production is being stored in the cold rooms of the companies as a result of the blockage that transporters are encountering in France. The president of Proexport, Mariano Zapata, met at the San Esteban Palace with the regional president, Fernando López Miras, who considered “very ...
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