The catalan fruit and vegetable sector
Fresh fruit is one of Catalonia's main agricultural products in terms of economic importance, area and relative importance in the production of both Europe and Spain, as well as for exportation.
Catalonia has the largest production area of sweet fruit in Spain, and is ninth-biggest in the world for peach and nectarine, eighteenth for pear, and thirty-seventh for apple.
From over 55 thousand hectares of fruit land, about 1 million tonnes are produced annually, primarily apple, pear, peach and nectarine.
Thanks to its rich diversity and the mild Mediterranean climate, Catalonia offers a wide variety of fruit, most of which is farmed using the integrated production system.
Catalonia exports 65% of sweet fruit and citrus fruits (609,268 tonnes) (of total production of 940,501 tonnes) to foreign markets and operates on most demanding European and international chains in terms of quality, traceability and food safety. Germany, France, Italy, the UK and the Netherlands are among the main destination countries.
NEWS FROM SECTOR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE
The Catalan food companies, at the online edition of the Foodex Saudi 2020 with Prodeca
10 Catalan food companies have participated with Prodeca in the Top Food Suppliers from Catalonia, Spain webinar organized during the online edition of the Foodex Saudi. The webinar was attended by 40 professionals from the import, distribution, retail and Horeca industry from Saudi Arabia.
The Agriculture and Foreign Action ministries incorporate food commercial managers in strategic markets
The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food, Teresa Jordà, and the Minister of Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Bernat Solé, signed an agreement on November 25 for the incorporation of specific commercial managers for the food sector in strategic markets through the Delegations of the Generalitat.
Catalonia, top producer of fruit and stone fruit
Fresh fruit is one of Catalonia's main agricultural products, in terms of economic importance, arable land, and its production volume in Spain and Europe.