The production of frozen vegetables in Spain moderates its decline to 1% compared to 2022

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Jan 25, 2024

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Despite a 1% decline in the production of frozen vegetables in Spain in 2023, an improvement from the 8% drop in 2022, the country remains the second largest producer in Europe. The Spanish Association of Frozen Vegetable Manufacturers (Asevec) attributes the decline to drought, seasonal changes, and extreme weather events, but notes an increase in the production of certain vegetables like flat green beans, eggplant, potatoes, corn, zucchini, and peas. The industry, which exports 62% of its produce to countries like France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, and the Netherlands, provides 4,700 direct jobs and 15,000 indirect jobs. Asevec also emphasizes the nutritional benefits of deep-freezing vegetables, which allows them to retain their vitamins and minerals.
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The production of frozen vegetables has moderated its decline this year to just 1% compared to 2022, improving the data recorded last year when it fell by more than 8%, according to data from the Spanish Association of Frozen Vegetable Manufacturers (Asevec). The entity highlights "the strength of the category which, in ten years, has increased production by 83%, and maintains the Spanish sector as the second European power in terms of production." In the last decade, production has grown steadily, until in 2022 the first decrease of 8% was recorded and in 2023 of 1%, a drop marked by the impact of the weather that has generally affected the whole of agriculture in Spain. Production in 2023 amounted to 834,052 tons of vegetables destined for deep freezing, compared to the 843,864 tons recorded the previous year and the 919,534 tons in 2021, which marks, so far, the largest campaign recorded in the sector. The decrease in these last two years has been fundamentally due to "the lack ...
Source: Food Retail
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