Two out of every five apples and one out of every five pears consumed in Spain are imported

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Market & Price Trends
Published Mar 5, 2024

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In 2023, Spain saw a 17% decrease in apple exports to 87,841 tons, but a 26% increase in imports to 218,282 tons, with Portugal and Poland being significant contributors. Meanwhile, pear exports rose by 21% to 113,110 tons, and imports fell by 2% to 57,016 tons. The Fruit Business Association of Catalonia, Afrucat, has initiated a campaign, 'Take care of yourself like apples take care of you', to promote local consumption and encourage consumers to consider the origin of their food.
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Spanish apple exports in 2023 stood at 87,841 tons, 17% less than in 2022, for a value of 83.7 million euros (-8%) while imports grew by 26% in volume, amounting to 218,282 tons and 30% in value, adding up to 195 million euros, according to data from the Department of Customs and Excise Taxes, processed by Fepex. In the case of pears, Spanish exports amounted to 113,110 tons (+21%) for a value of 107.5 million euros (+40%) while imports amounted to 57,016 tons (-2%) for a value of 69.5 million euros (-21%). Thus, two out of every five apples and one out of every five pears consumed in Spain are imported, also highlighting the growing presence of community producing countries that until now had no weight in the national market. This is the case of Portugal and Poland in apples, both countries each already represent more than 14% of imported apples, while Portugal's pear imports have also grown to 13% of the total. The main countries from which Spain imports apples continue to be ...
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