Spain: The increased demand for citrus fruits due to the covid raises prices in the EU by 19%

Fresh Orange
United States
Published Jan 20, 2021

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The barriers of the major importing countries, the US and Russia, weigh down the Spanish orange sector

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The citrus sector seems to improve its income during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. At least some links in an agri-food chain have benefited from which Spain is the world leader in exports, producing just over 6 million tons per season and most of which go to the European Union, which channels 95% of sales abroad. The European Commission's Price Observatory, according to the report just published by this body, reveals that the prices of citrus fruits (those taken from the stores are taken as reference) rose to an average of 59 euros per 100 kilograms (that is, € 0.59 / Kg.) during 2020, which represents an increase of 19% compared to the average of the last five orange seasons. The prices of citrus fruits paid in the warehouses of the other producing countries of the European Union: Italy (+24%), Portugal (26%) and Greece (27%), are somewhat higher than the average for Spain. Be that as it may, it must be taken into account that these nations export and produce much ...
Source: Levante-emv
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