“Moroccan peppers have gained ground in the European market. In the 2021/2022 agriculture campaign, Morocco exported 139.4 million kilograms of peppers to the EU. These exports were valued at €150.8 million in the last agricultural year, according to data from Icex-Eurostat.
Sold at an average price of €1.08 per kilogram in the European market, Moroccan peppers are cheaper compared to the bloc’s largest suppliers, Spain and the Netherlands.
The two countries account for 64.6% of the total pepper exports to the EU countries. Spain, which contributes roughly 45% to the regional market, sold 607.2 million kilograms in the 2021/22 campaign at an average price of €1.71 per kilogram while the Netherlands sold 264.77 million kilograms at €1.95 per kilogram.”
*This article is excerpted from freshplaza.com website, published on 3rd November 2022