According to what the Spanish Foods and Drinks Industries Federation (FIAB) has published, the exportations of foods and drinks rose by 9.4% in 2012, reaching 22,078 million euros. With these results, the trade balance of the foods and drinks sector produced, for the second year in a row, a positive balance, achieving 3,026 million euros, because the importations reached 19,052 million euros. These are some of the data of the Annual Exportations Report published by the Spanish Foods and Drinks Industries Federation (FIAB) in conjunction with La Caixa.
Within the products that lead this classification, the increase in the exportations of pork products (cured ham, cured sausages, etc.) stands out: they have grown by 12%, reaching 2,908 million euros. In the second place we have wine, with total sales of 2,567 million euros and a growth by 16%. The third product with the highest sales abroad was olive oil, with a total of 1,849 million euros. The exportations of liquors (562 million euros) and of soybean oil (566 million euros and a rise by 61%) have also grown considerably.
Tuesday April 23, 2013/ FIAB/ Spain.