Spain: La Unió denounces the drop in honey prices due to the increase in imports

Published Jun 12, 2023

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The Unió Llauradora i Ramadera denounces that honey prices are very low for producers, mainly due to the sharp increase in imports from third countries and the existence of fewer and fewer buyers who exercise a position of dominance. The agrarian organization warns that, "despite the decline in the harvest of native orange blossom honey, the prices are decreasing", and while last year they paid between 4.50 and 5 euros per kilogram, this year it does not exceed 3.80 euro. He also points out that the situation of the rest of the honey, such as rosemary, lavender or acorn, "is even worse because there has hardly been a harvest." "In an increasingly complicated production scenario, massive imports from third countries such as Argentina, China, Romania, Mexico, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay at extremely cheap prices end up blowing up the viability of the sector," denounces La Unió. Faced with this situation, he demands that imported honey reach the same quality standards as that ...
Source: Agrodiario
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