The oils, wines, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish prepared in our country hold enormous international prestige, and they are a key source of employment and revenue.
Spain’s agricultural, fishing and food-processing industries constitute a vital economic engine for our country, and one of our best calling cards beyond our borders.
Spain is the 4th largest exporter of food products in Europe, and the 8th largest in the world. The sector employs more than 2 million people, and accounts for 9% of GDP. Its foreign sales in 2013 came to 36.286 billion euros (15.5% of all Spanish exports).
The oils, wines, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish harvested in our country hold great international prestige, and their processing complies with the highest standards of food safety. In addition, this sector contributes towards improvement of the environment and enriches our historical and cultural heritage.