The National Association of manufacturers and distributors of garlic ( ANPCA ), conducted the assembly, during which it analyzed the current situation of growing and marketing of garlic. Noting that this year due to favorable weather conditions and increasing acreage, a record harvest is expected – 220,000 tons of high quality garlic.
It can cover all the demand that exists today in domestic and international markets.
Spanish garlic continues to be one of the most competitive in the world market.
Thus, exports of Spanish garlic in 2016 amounted to 162 622 tons (which is 9% more than in 2015) in the amount of 375.5 million Euros. The largest volumes of garlic were exported from June to October, the largest deliveries were in June – 22 316 tons (32% more than in the same month of 2015) and in July – 28 062 tons (37%).
Annual growth in 2016 was associated with the increase in supply during this period.
In 2016, shipments from Castile-La Mancha were 62, 898 tonnes (8% more than in 2015), 45, 981 tonnes from Andalusia (an increase of 19%) and Valencia to 33, 055 tonnes (a decrease of 4%).
In general, over the past decade, Spanish exports of garlic have experienced strong growth from 51, 148 tonnes in 2007 to 162, 622 tonnes in 2016 (an increase of 218%).
Posted by: Andrey Marchenko
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