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Spanish exports of flowers and live plants grow a 8% from January to October
28 December 2017

The flowers and plants of FEPEX Committee (the Spanish Federation of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and live plants) He has published new data on the export and import of flower and living plant in Spain along the 2017.

The news are good and paint a positive picture of face to the new year, with a growth of a 8% in the Spanish export of flowers and live plants from January to October, compared to the same period of 2016, totaling the 306,7 million euros.

For his part, the import has grown a 4%, that translates into figures of 185 million euros, According to the data of the Department of customs and special taxes of the Ministry of economy and competitiveness.

Among the exports, It should be noted the importance of the living plant, with a growth of a 9% during the first ten months of 2017, counting 257,2 million euros.

This figure is distributed between the outside plant, whose export has increased a 8% and it has been reported 106,4 million euros, indoor plant, with exports worth of 52,5 million and a growth of a 9%, the trees and shrubs, with an increase of the 23% He totalled the number of 41,7 million euros.

With respect to imports, This increase comes mainly from cut flowers, which has grown a 5%, which translates into 71,8 million euros in the period analysed. Rose has been the main imported flower, with an increase of the 7% for a value of 33,4 million euros.

The import of living plant has maintained stability with 93 million euros, of which 25,7 they corresponded to indoor plant, with a growth of a 11% and 18,1 million to the outside plant.

The flowers and plants of FEPEX Committee qualify as positive campaign, highlighting the spring and highlighting a decrease in sales during the winter. It also highlights the irregularity with respect to the foreign market, with an increase in exports to non-EU countries.