In the first seven months of the year, the province has sold out 2,6 million kilos of dried fruit, a 88% rather than 2013.

Between January and July last, companies from Almeria Almond industry, in 130 trade, sold in foreign markets 2,6 million kilos of product, a 88% more than in the same period of 2013. For these sales, companies billed the almond trees 19,8 million, This represents an increase of 167,8% over the first seven months of last year. With this data, Almería has become the first province to export Andalusian almond, and the fourth in Spain, with a national share of 8,8%, as highlighted by the territorial delegate of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, José Manuel Ortiz. The biggest exporter is Spanish Alicante, followed by Tarragona and Albacete.

With partial data until July, Almond has been ranked the seventh export sector of the province of Almería by the value of exports, with a share of provincial 1,2%.

The main destination of the province exported almonds is Italy, between January and July purchased product worth 8,1 million, the 41% of total. The second best customer is Germany, country that sent the 17,6% of foreign sales; and the third destination is France, an 17%. The United States ranks as the fourth buyer kernel Almería, an 10%; followed by Greece, with the 6,8%, y Austria, almost 2%, according to data from Extenda made since the last report Estacom.

Imports

Businesses of Almeria, which will set a record this year in the export of almonds, failing to close the year, has already established a brand in the import of this nut. Between January and July last, the value of purchases abroad almond totaled 14,8 million, a 507% more than in the same period last year. This figure already surpasses that of the past year, amounting to 9,1 million.

Virtually all of the almond Almeria exported by companies in the sector comes from the United States (the 99,3%). The rest has been acquired in Australia.