Households spent 2.5% more on fruit and vegetables during the first part of the year
Spending on fruit and vegetables in Spanish households in January and February 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 increased by 2.5% to EURO 1,779 million, while volume decreased by 6% to 1,188 million kilos, according to the latest figures from the Food Consumption Panel of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.
Vegetable purchases were up by 5.7%, to a total of EUR 752 million. The 9.3% growth in tomato consumption in homes is worth mentioning, while peppers were up 10.1% and cabbages increased by 16.3%. There was also high growth in spending on potatoes, 7.2%, to EUR 121 million. There was growth in spending on fruits, 0.6%, totalling EUR 906 million.