As the biggest exporters of fruit and vegetables to the country, the Spanish regions that will be most affected by the decision of the UK to leave the EU are Murcia, Almería, Valencia and Huelva.
This is according to figures analysed by Hortoinfo.com, and obtained from the statistics group Estacom.
Murcia, Almería and Valencia are the three main exporters by volume, while Huelva take's Valencia's place sales-wise.
In 2015, Murcia exported 545.99 million kilos of fruits and vegetables to the UK for a value of €619.93 million, Almería exported 281.33 million kilos for €259.07 million, Valencia exported 218.04 million kilos for €175.2 million and Huelva exported 61.69 million kilos (mostly strawberries) for €277.61 million.
Other Spanish provinces that will be affected heavily are Castellón, which is the fourth largest exporter to the UK by volume, as well as Alicante, Las Palmas, Navarra, Cádiz and Zaragoza.
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