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Almonds: November exports rise sharply in Spain

January 25, 2022 at 3:31 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MADRID. Recently issued export data by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade shows that Spain stepped up its almond shipments by 20% in November. Exports have, in fact, performed well this season so far. France has advanced to the leading export destination.

France steps up buying

Spain's exports climbed to 16,677 mt in November, which is 20% up on the same month in 2020. At 60,172 mt, total exports from August till November also range nearly 16% higher than in the same period in 2020/2021. Destinations in Europe have certainly gained in importance for Spain as shipments to here have climbed by 16% to 56,721 mt. France has replaced Germany as the most important export destination and Italy ranks third.

Shipments to North America have even risen by 21% to 1,189 mt. Here the United States imported 896 mt of almonds from Spain between August and November, which is a moderate 9% up on the same period in 2020/2021. Canada, however, stepped up shipments from Spain by 35% to 156 mt and Mexico even nearly quadrupled imports from Spain to 137 mt. Spain's exports to the Middle East and North Africa also range 6% higher at 1,542 mt. 

Almond exports, Spain in mt

Destination

2020/21

2021/22

Diff.

France

11,110

14,007

26.1%

Germany

11,201

13,664

22.0%

Italy

9,641

10,691

10.9%

Portugal

1,915

2,518

31.5%

Belgium

1,560

2,372

52.1%

UK

3,356

2,279

-32.1%

Poland

1,337

1,831

36.9%

Netherlands

1,951

1,828

-6.3%

Greece

960

1,435

49.4%

Czech Republic

683

1,065

55.9%

Others

8,291

8,481

2.3%

Total

52,005

60,172

15.7%

Minstry of Industry, Tourism and Trade (Spain), 01/08-30/11

 

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