ANDALUCIA has become Spain’s top exporter of goods to the USA and it’s largely thanks to the Yanks’ love of olive oil.
According to the Extenda-Trade Promotion Agency of Andalucia, the autonomous community has brought in €537.4 million in the first four months of 2014, up 47.2% on the same period last year. Fuels and mineral oils were the top export products, earning some €255.2 million.
In second place were animal and vegetable oils, making up 14.8% of the total at €84.2 million, with Spanish olive oil contributing a whopping 97.2% of this figure.
With this latest coup, Andalucia has almost doubled its export income since 2009, despite the economic crisis.