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Portugal is the fifth biggest importer of honey

According to EU statistics. Portugal imported 7,100 tons in 2021, which is 4 percent of the European Union's honey imports. Larger imports by volume wen...
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Posted on August 23, 2022

UK food and drink exports 2021

UK food and drink exports fell by £2.7billion – a contraction of 15.9% – in the first three quarters of 2021, compared to pre-pandemic levels. Acco...
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Posted on December 29, 2021

Pomegranate exports from Tunisia on the rise

Pomegranate exports from Tunisia, which started in September, have increased by +4.34% compared with 2020. According to the Interprofessional Fruit Grou...
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Posted on October 30, 2021

Fall in Olive Oil Exports Spain – UK Since Brexit

Exports of olive oil from Spain to the United Kingdom fell by 35 percent in January and February compared with the same period in 2020, according to Spain...
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Posted on May 11, 2021

EU imports of fruits and vegetables

The EU's fruit and vegetable imports from Morocco grew by 4% in 2019 compared with 2018, totaling 1.4 million tons, while Spain's imports from Morocco incr...
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Posted on March 8, 2020

Drought resulted in wine imports

Wine cellars and traders in South Africa imported more than 40 million litres of wine during the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 seasons to compensate for shortage...
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Posted on February 15, 2020

Exports from Spain increase growth

Exports from Spain grew by 1.5% in the fourth quarter of 2019, and was the only component of GDP to accelerate. Imports fell by 1.2%, having risen by 1...
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Posted on February 2, 2020

US import tariffs soon on Champagne

Officials and trade leaders in France have rebuked the announcement of potential US import tariffs on Champagne and other sparkling wines, as well as on ma...
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Posted on January 1, 2020

US threatening import tariffs on France

The USA has been planning import tariffs on goods from various European countries, in retaliation for subsidies given to Airbus. There will be import dutie...
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Posted on December 2, 2019

Spanish Wine Exports to Japan Increase

The Spanish Wine Market Observatory reports that exports of Spanish wine to Japan increased by an astounding 180% in the first half of 2019, compared with ...
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Posted on October 4, 2019

Spanish Olive Oil Exports to US increase

Olive oil exports from Spain to the United States increased by 40 percent in the first half of 2019. This significant increase in exports has been attri...
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Posted on September 26, 2019

Fresh Produce Imports to Spain

Spain's fresh fruit and vegetable imports grew in both volume and value terms compared with the same period of 2018. According to the latest data from C...
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Posted on May 21, 2019

Fruit & veg imports to Spain rise

The import of fruits and vegetables to Spain in January 2019 grew by 11% in terms of volume and by 26% in terms of value compared to the same month of 2018...
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Posted on April 6, 2019

Olive Oil record Export High

In the first month of Spain's new sales campaign, exports of olive oil from Spain have already reached a new record high. Olive harvesting was delayed thi...
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Posted on March 10, 2019

Spanish banana exports lower than imports

In December, the volume of bananas exported from the Canary Islands was lower than the volume of imports for the eighth consecutive month. In 2018, the mar...
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Posted on March 3, 2019

EC denies citrus crisis caused 3rd country imports

The European Commission has denied that the import of oranges and mandarins from South Africa is the reason for the fall in prices suffered by EU producers...
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Posted on February 9, 2019

Almeria exports 80% of fruit and veg

Almeria's fruit and vegetable produce are increasingly selling in the international market. For some time, more than 75% of the total volume produced in ...
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Posted on December 25, 2018

Brazil exports mangoes to South Africa for first time

Brazil has shipped its first-ever mango export to South Africa, following an export agreement which was recently reached between the two countries. The Co...
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Posted on October 4, 2018

Spanish lemon season to be turning point in non-EU exports

The lemon industry of Spain aims to increase exports to countries outside the European Union. The industry forecasts a big increase in production from l...
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Posted on September 14, 2018

EU exports from Spain fall

The value of Spanish fruit and vegetables exports to the EU fell 4 per cent in value terms during the opening four months of the year, while exports to thi...
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Posted on July 20, 2018

Spanish exports to UK fall

Spanish exports to the United Kingdom fell for the first time in five years in 2017. Exports of Spanish products to Britain fell six per cent last year,...
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Posted on May 27, 2018

EU imports from outside countries up 5%

European Union imports of fruit and vegetables from non-EU countries reached 15.5 million metric tons (MT) in 2017, representing an increase of 5%. Spai...
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Posted on April 20, 2018

Strong exports of citrus to China

Peru has made strong inroads into the China export market, increasing by over 300 per cent to 7,000 tonnes with exports of mostly mandarins in July and Aug...
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Posted on December 20, 2017

Spain fears rise of Egyptian citrus exports

Egypt’s expandion of land devote3d to citrus is destabilising the European export market, and threatening Spain’s dominance as an exporter. Egyptia...
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Posted on September 4, 2017

Upward curve for Spain’s exports

Spain's fresh fruit and vegetable exports continued to increase through the first half of 2017. According to figures from the Ministry of Economy's Custo...
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Posted on August 31, 2017

UK food and drink exports lifted by whisky

According to figures released by the Food and Drink Federation, food and drink exports from the UK achieved £10.2 billion (US$13.1bn) in the first half of...
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Posted on August 28, 2017

US attack on Spanish olive imports

The US authorities are preparing anti-dumping measures on imports of Spanish black table olives as of September. Farmers have warned the European Commissio...
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Posted on August 2, 2017

Exports help improve outlook for Spain

Spain's economy improved in the first three months of the year thanks in part to strong exports, emphasising that expectations that growth will be better t...
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Posted on June 4, 2017

UK Customs ‘asleep’ as illegal Chinese imports avoid VAT

UK Customs has been accused of being “asleep at the wheel”, by allowing imports of illegal goods from China without paying VAT. Several executives i...
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Posted on March 11, 2017

Spain Exports Hit Record high

Spanish exports hit a new high in 2016. Companies have been continuing to expand internationally because there has been an unprecedented economic crisis at...
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Posted on February 23, 2017

USA halts Spanish pepper, Colombian citrus imports

USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service announced last week that it has suspended imports of Spanish peppers following the discovery of Mediterranean frui...
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Posted on January 3, 2016

E-commerce site to slash price of wine imports

A major e-commerce platform is slashing prices of wine imports to China by offering direct sales to retailers, according to media reports. Using a busi...
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Posted on May 24, 2015

UK Rioja wine imports up 10.3%

Imports of Rioja wine to the UK rose 10.3% by volume year on year in 2014. Total exports of the wine reached a record 106 million litres. The UK imported...
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Posted on March 1, 2015

Spanish fruit exports static

The volume of fruit and vegetable exports from Spain increased by only 0.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the previous year, reaching ...
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Posted on May 22, 2014

Spain seeks private partner for Renfe Freight

SPAIN's transport minister Mrs Ana Pastor last week revealed further details of the liberalisation process initiated in February 2013. She confirmed the go...
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Posted on April 7, 2014
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