All posts in "Fruits and vegetables sector"
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FROZEN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

By Montse Gonzalez / 4 years ago

SECTOR The production of frozen vegetables in Spain surpassed 571,400 tonnes in 2014, a significant year-on-year increase of 25.4%, well above the 3.9% of the previous year. Taking into account their volumes, the main item was broccoli, with about 103,280 tonnes (+ 62.6%), followed by peas, with 89,910 tonnes (+ 27.7%), green beans, with 68,420 […]

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CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

By Montse Gonzalez / 4 years ago

SECTOR The Spanish market for vegetable preserves in 2014 decreased by 4% in volume, which meant a decrease somewhat lower than the previous year (-4.5%). The main commercialized item is the crushed tomato, with more than 66,120 tonnes and sales of 66.1 million euros. These figures indicate a 4% drop in volume and a 1.5% […]

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VEGETABLES

By Montse Gonzalez / 4 years ago

PRODUCTIONThey are the most varied food group in the world. Vegetables are considered as vegetables or leaf plants that are eaten raw or cooked, green vegetables such as peas, tubers like potatoes and also fruit and flower productions such as pepper or zucchini.Throughout history its cultivation has been very diversified under the tutelage of the […]

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DRIED FRUITS

By Montse Gonzalez / 4 years ago

ALMOND, HAZELNUT, CHESTNUT AND WALNUTAlmond, hazelnut, chestnut and walnut are the three varieties of fruit trees with the largest surface area in Spain. While the cultivation of the first two has been progressively reduced in recent years, more in the case of hazel than in the almond tree, walnut cultivation is booming and currently occupies […]

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FRESH FRUIT

By Montse Gonzalez / 4 years ago

Sweet fruits are those in which sugars predominate and can be obtained either from woody crops (pome fruits and stone fruits) or from arable crops of the annual cycle: the so-called fruit-vegetables. Fruit-vegetables are obtained from herbaceous species and also from some shrub species (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.). The cultivated fruits-vegetables are usually of annual cycle […]

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FOREIGN TRADE OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

By Montse Gonzalez / 4 years ago

Spain not only leads with Italy the production of fruit and vegetables in the European Union but is also one of the largest exporters in the world. With some exports around 12 million tonnes, about 4.3 billion euros (about 5 million tonnes) of vegetables where stands out the tomato, which accounts for almost 1 billion […]

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BUSINESS STRUCTURE OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES SECTOR

By Montse Gonzalez / 4 years ago

At the base of the productive chain of the Spanish hortofrutícola sector appears a great number of small and medium producers and entrepreneurs, although there are some important concentration movements. There are about 620 producers’ organizations, although the top 100 control just over a third of all sector turnover. The number of agri-food cooperatives exceeds […]

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PRODUCTION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

By Montse Gonzalez / 4 years ago

The cultivation of fruits and vegetables groups a great variety of productive models, ranging from the intensive production of vegetables in greenhouse, to the rainfed lands where the fruits of nuts or nuts are produced. The main asset of the Spanish horticultural sector is its high degree of specialization and its capacity to adapt to […]