The five strongest potential markets for Spanish products from the European Union are those that account for the highest sales value of exports of Andalusian agri-food products (about 60%) according to the latest known data, referring to the first five months of 2021 Huh. The countries are, and in that order, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
Sales of Andalusian food abroad increased by 17.5% in terms of trade volume over the same period of 2020, although the effect of price increases on these significant increases should be taken into account of inflationary prices. However, Crespo recalled that over the past three years the trend “has always been upward, coinciding with the recognition of Andalusian products for their taste, quality and consistency”.
The ranking of these exports is still led by Germany, which bought Andalusian products worth 1,353 million euros, an increase of 15.4% over the previous year in the reference period. It is followed by France, with sales of 885 million euros and an increase of 17.3%, and Italy, with 703 million, a 25% increase in trade value for Andalusian producers.
The United Kingdom deserves special mention as a result of Brexit. With a marginal increase of 3.6% in sales value, but uneven performance due to a decrease in strawberry exports and red fruits, the country ranks fourth (615 million euros) among the main destinations for Andalusian agri-food products. and an increase in horticultural products such as cucumber, pepper and tomato.
The Netherlands, with sales of 572 million euros, closes the ranking of the five main recipient countries of food made or produced in Andalusia. After these five countries, it is worth highlighting the position of the United States, which ranks seventh with sales of 418 million euros and a significant increase of 27.2% in its value compared to the period January-May 2020.
Extra virgin olive oil, strawberries, peppers, tomatoes and cucumber, in that order, are the most sought-after products in foreign markets, with food produced in Andalusia gaining a great reputation for its quality and consistency, and taste and health. Thanks for the reference. ,