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Agrarian Sector in Spain Increased by 5% in 2017

In 2017, the value of the agrarian industry in Spain increased by 5% on a year-to-year basis. According to the data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture in Spain, the agrarian sector accounted for EUR 49.2 billion at the level of 2017


Meat production in Spain 2017 

This sector is highly represented by the production of meat. The best performance on the animal production in Spain was observed for pigs and poultry meat (increase of 10.2% and 11%, respectively). At the same time, a high increase of the agrarian production was recorded for eggs, which increased in value by 25.3% on a year-to-year basis. 
Companies registered in Spain that develop activities related to the agricultural sector have to follow specific regulations and obtain special permits and licenses. Our team of Spanish lawyers can offer in-depth advice on the legal requirements, depending on the activities of the respective company. 

Spanish agriculture, a top economic sector at a European level 

Spain is one of the top economies in terms of agricultural production. In 2016, this sector accounted for EUR 46.8 billion, which represented 12% of the total agricultural production registered at the level of the European Union (EU). 
According to the data provided by Eurostat, Spain is the fourth largest producer of agricultural products at a European level. From 2015 to 2016, the Spanish agriculture sector increased by approximately 3%, with an important expansion of 4.4% for the crops production.

Agriculture in Spain 

Foreign businessmen who want to open a company in Spain in this sector should first study the characteristics of the market in order to increase their business opportunities. Our team of lawyers in Spain can advise on the main procedures that have to be completed when setting up a business in this industry. 
Spain has a total number of 965,002 farms, with a farm land accouting for 30,042,209 hectares. As an important contributor to the local economy, the agriculture industry employs a total number of 750,000 employees
Investors are invited to contact our law firm in Spain for legal assistance on the provisions of the Employment Law concerning the workforce employed in Spanish agricultural activities


  • Beatrice 2018-01-19

    Hello, I want to find out if there are any business prospects for vegetables and fruits, as I want to start import-export activities for a wide category of such products, including exotic fruits imported from Asian countries. Thank you!

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