The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has published the March 2015 foreign trade report, that shows that the food and agriculture and fishing sector exports reached €3,999 million,with an increase by 11.1% with respect to March 2014.
Regarding the rolling year (the last 12 months, from April 2014 to March 2105) the share of the food and agriculture and fishing sector with respect to the whole of the Spanish foreign trade represents 17% of the exports. As we can see in the report, the agriculture, fishing, food and forestry sector exports keep a rising trend, and products were exported for an amount of €41,258 million: 2.83% higher than in the same previous period (April 2013 – March 2014). Meanwhile, the value of the imports was €31,603 million (3.4% higher than in the aformentioned period). So, the year-on-year balance was €9,655 million (an improvement by 0.98%).
In an analysis per sectors in March 2015 with respect to March 2014, the processed food and agriculture subsector has improved its exports with an increase by 11.2% mainly due to olive oil, pork and wine exports.
The balance in the meats section as of March 2015 improves by 48.71% with respect to March 2014. The average export price rose by 0.94%, and this entails an increase in value by 38.34% because of the rise in the exported volume (37.05%).
In the analysis of the exports in the first trimester of 2015 we see that the meat and offal exports mainly went to EU member countries, such as France, Portugal, Italy or Germany. Exports to third countries such as Japan (with an increase by 29%) or China (with a rise by 35%) stand out.
Monday, 1 June 2015/ MAGRAMA/ Spain.