According to data from the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), EU fruit and vegetable imports from Morocco increased by 4% in 2019 compared to 2018, totaling 1.4 million tonnes.
For details, the same source explains that the EU imported 859,095 tonnes of Moroccan vegetables, with tomatoes remaining at the top of the list with 481,706 tonnes, up 7% from 2018.
As for fruit imports, they reached a volume of 533,065 tonnes, bearing in mind that the products most coveted by Europeans remain watermelons and oranges. Over the last five years, Eurostat points out, Moroccan vegetable imports into the EU have increased by 26% and those of fruit by 53.6%.
By country, Spain is one of the main markets for Moroccan exports in this area. In 2019 the northern neighbor imported 267,360 tonnes of Moroccan vegetables, 10% more than in 2018. Fruit imports amounted to 162,939 tonnes (+4%). Over the last five years Spanish imports of vegetables from Morocco have also increased by 62% and those of fruit by 126%.