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Spain: The lemon harvest that ends the campaign with the collection of 990,000 tons falls by 4%

Published Jun 23, 2022

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The lemon harvest in Spain has just ended with a "positive balance", after harvesting 990,000 tons, 4% less than in the previous campaign due to weather conditions during flowering, and with prices at origin "stable and higher than the production costs". This has been announced by sources from the Lemon and Grapefruit Interprofessional (Ailimpo), who have highlighted the "great resilience" of this citrus fruit in a context of increased non-EU competition in the European market and rising inflation They have detailed that the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has affected the marketing of the product, especially in Eastern and Central Europe, since Turkey has diverted volumes to both areas that it previously directed to the countries in conflict, seeking greater security in payments. They have assured that, however, "Ailimpo has missed more external support", by not being able to transfer the entire increase in costs to the sales market, not only for the fruit but also for the e ...
Source: Agrodiario
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