Spain is the EU’s largest pepper supplier

Spain is the EU’s largest pepper supplier

During the first six months of 2014, the European Union (EU) has purchased a total of 650.02 million kilos of fresh and refrigerated peppers, paying around 13.87% lower prices than in the same period last year, according to data from the statistical service Euroestacom (Icex-Eurostat). 

Within the period at hand, the volumes purchased have dropped by 4.89% compared to the same period in 2013. 

The EU countries paid a total of 971.47 million Euro; a 17.84% drop compared to the previous year.

Spain is the leading pepper trade in the EU market, with a total of 302.03 million kilos; 46.46% of the total, followed by the Netherlands with 156.93 and Morocco with 52.44 million kilos. Regarding the Spanish exports, Almeria is the largest exporter with 71.05% of the domestic total, followed by Murcia (12.65%) and Alicante, which carried out 6.71% of all Spanish pepper exports to the EU. The province of Almeria’s exports accounted for 171.74% more than the total sold by the Netherlands.

The fourth largest pepper supplier to the EU is Israel (41.97), followed by Germany (22.87), France (14.77), Turkey (14.59), Belgium (8.60) Greece (6.65) and Slovenia, which closes the Top 10 with 6.02 million kilos.

Source: Hortoinfo

Publication date: 9/5/2014