Spain - One of the Leading European Countries for the Production of Fruits and Vegetables
- Written by: Editor
- Posted: 2018-11-01
Spain is one of the leading European countries on the production of fruits and vegetables. Spain ranks as the first country for the production of pumpkins, growing 115,000 tonnes a year. Those who want to open a company in Spain in the agricultural industry should know that the country was the first European country on the production of fruits at the level of 2016, providing 33% of the total European production. Our team of Spanish lawyers can assist with legal advice on the business permits required for this business activity.
Fruits and vegetables, the most important segment of the Spanish agriculture
In 2016, the production of fruits and vegetables in Spain represented the most developed sub-segment of the Spanish agriculture, accounting for 65% of the total production. This accounted for 22 million tonnes of fresh fruits and vegetables, 60% being exported to other countries.
In terms of employment, this sub-sector employs 40% of the total farming jobs available in Spain, creating 400,000 direct jobs.
On the production of fruits, Spain stands out for the following types of crops:
• peaches – second place (and accounting for 33.6%) of the total European production;
• strawberries – first rank (31.6%);
• cherries – second rank (11.9%).
Exports of fruits and vegetables from Spain
The total value of the Spanish exports of vegetables accounted for EUR 3,320 million in the period of January – July 2016, increasing by 5% compared to the same period of the previous year. The highest export demand was registered for the following vegetables:
Our team of lawyers in Spain can assist local and foreign businessmen with information on the export regulations that are addressed to this sector.
The top exports for Spanish fruits were registered for the following:
• citrus fruits;
• melons and watermelons;
It is important to know that the main Spanish regions for the production of fruits are:
Businessmen may address to our law firm in Spain for professional consultancy services regarding the registration of a farming company in this country.