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EU trade in oranges

21/12/2017

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280 000 hectares in the EU are devoted to the production of oranges, of which half are located in one single Member State: Spain.

Last year, over 2.7 million tonnes of oranges, worth €1.8 billion, were exported by the European Union's (EU) Member States. Nearly 90% of these (2.4 million tonnes) were traded within the EU.

Across the EU Member States, Spain (1.6 million tonnes of oranges exported in 2016, or 57% of the total EU Member States exports) was by far the Member State that exported the most oranges, ahead of Greece (462 000 tonnes, 17%).

 

Over 70% of oranges imported from outside the EU come from South Africa or Egypt

The Netherlands (548 000 tonnes, 17%), France (506 000 tonnes, 16%) and Germany (490 000 tonnes, 16%) were the Member States that imported the most oranges in 2016.

949 500 tonnes of oranges, worth €585 million, were imported from non-EU countries. These oranges mainly came from South Africa (404 000 tonnes, or 43% of the total extra-EU imports of oranges in 2016) and Egypt (266 000 tonnes, 28%). They were followed at a distance by Morocco (67 400 tonnes, 7%), Argentina (49 200 tonnes, 5%), Turkey (32 000 tonnes, 3%), Zimbabwe (28 100 tonnes, 3%), Uruguay (27 800 tonnes, 3%) and Brazil (23 300 tonnes, 2%).

 

EU trade in oranges

The source dataset can be found here.