27 Feb, 2023 @ 10:00
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EXPORT BOOM: Spain’s Malaga smashes its export record and reaches a new high of €2,880 million

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Olive Oil is one of Malaga's main exports

MALAGA has celebrated a ‘historic record’ in exports thanks to an 18% growth in sales.

The 2022 financial year for Malaga has closed with record exports worth €2,880 million—the highest figure since 1995 when records began.

Andalucia has also reached an all-time high, with €42.9 billion in exports, a 24.3% growth in sales, which exceeded the national rate by 1.5%.

Malaga exports broke partial records during practically every month of 2022 primarily thanks to Malaga’s agri-food sector, which includes olive oil and subtropical crops (especially mango and avocado).

This sector, with almost €1,425 million, accounts for 49.5% of the province’s foreign trade in 2022.

Unfortunately, the rise in production costs over the last year and a half (especially energy costs) means that profitability for producers remains at a minimum.

As a region, 11% of all Spanish exports during 2022 was from Andalucia. Only Catalonia (24.4%) and Madrid (14.9%) were ahead, with the main growth markets for Andalucia in 2022 being America (34%) and Asia (26.2%).


Cristina Hodgson

Half English, half Spanish animal person. Cristina loves writing about all things fitness, travel and culture, she is also a script writer and novelist. When she's not typing away, you can find her enjoying outdoor sports somewhere off the beaten track in Andalucia. If you have a story get in touch! [email protected]

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