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UAE, a growing market for Spanish fruit and veg

Spanish fruit and vegetable exports to the UAE have registered a strong growth. They have increased fivefold over the past five years, going from 10,117 tonnes in 2010 to 51,420 tonnes in 2014. There has also been a strong diversification of exports, which include an extensive list of products. In 2015, up until April, exports to the UAE continued this positive trend, with a 28% increase compared to the same period last year.

As far as vegetables are concerned, the most important products are onions, lettuce, tomatoes and carrots; for fruits, the most noteworthy exports are those of stonefruit, pome fruit, berries, melon, watermelon and citrus.

Given the good market prospects, FEPEX is organising a grouped participation in the Wop Dubai fair, to be held from 5 to 7 October 2015, with the support of ICEX and the Ministry of Agriculture, which will involve a very small cost for the companies interested in taking part.

Wop Dubai celebrates its seventh edition this year. It takes an area of ​​8,000m2 and, according to the organisers, the last edition was visited by 4,436 professionals.

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