Spanish Fruit And Veg Exports Growing In Arab Peninsula

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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Spanish Fruit And Veg Exports Growing In Arab Peninsula

Two of the main markets in the Arabian Peninsula, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, have registered a positive evolution for the export of Spanish fruits and vegetables.

As reported by, these are the first- and fourth-biggest non-EU markets for the country, according to figures from January to May 2016.

The second- and third-biggest are Brazil and Canada, respectively.

Between January and May 2016, Spanish fruit and vegetable exports to the United Arab Emirates reached 23,723 tonnes, 5% more than the same period in 2015, which represented an income of €27.2 million (+21%).

In Saudi Arabia, the volume equalled 14,949 tonnes, 10% more than the previous year, reaching €15.4 million (+21%).

© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Gabriela Guédez. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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