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The Catalan meat and sausage sector, the segment that most exported during 2020, with almost 4,600 million euros

The Catalan agri-food sector closed 2020 with a historical export record, reaching 11,435 million euros, which means a year-on-year increase of 6.62% in value and 6.95% in volume. This increase in exports has also allowed the Catalan agri-food sector to lead exports in the whole of Spain for the first time, surpassing Andalusia and accumulating 21.5% of Spanish agri-food exports.

 

Countries where it is exported

France, with 17%, China (14.9%) and Italy (8.6%) were the main recipient markets for Catalan agri-food products in 2020. Behind, were Germany (6.1%) and the United Kingdom ( 5%) which, despite Brexit, increased imports of Catalan products by 2.4% and is expected to register a growth of 5% in the next five years. The increase in exports to China has contributed to the Asian market being the one that grew the most during 2020, with an increase of 42.95%, to 2,876 million euros.

Meat and sausages is the segment that most exported during 2020, with 4,591.8 million euros and an increase in value of 13.9%; followed by ‘fine food’, with 3,054.3 million euros and a decrease of 2.02% in value, and fruit and orchards, with 965.86 million euros and an increase in value of 10.33%.