Half of the cucumbers exported in 2020 came from Spain and Mexico

Updated Mar 16, 2021
According to data from Eurostat and the Mexican Ministry of Economy, Spain and Mexico were the largest exporters of cucumbers and gherkins in 2020. Together they accounted for 47% of the global export of these vegetables. Spain sold cucumbers and gherkins for € 622 million abroad in 2020, 9.6% more than in 2019. Mexico's exports amounted to € 542 million, 14.7% more than in 2019. Almost all Mexican cucumber exports and gherkins (98.8%) was destined for the United States, the world's largest importer of these vegetables. The rest went almost entirely to Canada. Other major exporters of cucumbers and gherkins were the Netherlands, Canada, the United States and China. The fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world. The origin of the cucumber lies in the tropical regions of South Asia. In India, the vegetable has been cultivated for over 3,000 years, and the cucumber was also popular in ancient ...
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