20 Feb, 2016 @ 16:58
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Spain is world’s second biggest melon exporter

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PICKERS: Twisting my melon, man

THE melon industry is huge in Spain and is the world’s second biggest exporter.

Second only to Guatemala and ahead of Honduras, the USA and Brazil, Spain holds a dominant position in the EU.

PICKERS: Twisting my melon, man
PICKERS: Twisting my melon, man

The reason: Guatemala and Honduras send up to 90% of their melons to the USA.

Murcia is the region that produces the largest volume of melons, producing 50% of Spain’s total exports and a massive 210 million kilos in 2014, 9% of the world’s total.

Joe Duggan (Reporter)

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