24 Feb 2024

In the ranking of Spanish berries producers Onubafruit confirms first place


The decrease in cultivated surface due to reduced water availability, leading to lower production and a decline in profitability, is one of the key factors in the current situation of the berries sector in Spain. This sector is facing a delicate situation exacerbated by the effects of climate change and increasing production costs.

This reduction in the overall production of the berries sector in Spain is also reflected in the figures of our Top 15 berries companies, compiled by Revista MERCADOS based on data provided by the companies themselves. In this way, a 4.2% decrease in the combined volume of the top fifteen Spanish berry producers is observed.

The top 3 positions are held by Onubafruit, Fresón de Palos, and Arofa S.L. Onubafruit maintains its leadership with 80,000 tons, although it reduces its figure by 11% compared to the previous year. Following in the top 3, in the same position as the previous year, Fresón de Palos, which reduces its production by 9.7% and records 65,000 tons; and Arofa SL, based in Navarra but with production also in Huelva, producing the same figure as the previous year, 56,000 tons.

The positions of the Huelva-based companies Cuna de Platero (4th) and Fruta de Andalucía (5th) are also maintained, with improvements of 1,600 tons (total of 51,600) and no change in production (44,000 tons) compared to the previous year, respectively. Surexport remains in the 6th position with 40,852 tons, the same volume as the previous year, while Masiá Ciscar Las Palmeritas (7th) improves by 7% reaching 30,000 tons.

Noteworthy is the rise of another Huelva-based company, Plus Berries, which increases its production by 71%, climbing two positions to the 8th position with 29,500 tons, followed by another Huelva-based company, Grufesa, which loses the 8th place and drops to the 9th, maintaining, however, the same production as the previous year, 25,000 tons.

Algaida productores (10th) also improves its position by one, increasing from 8,500 to 9,530 tons (+12%), while BerryWorld Iberia climbs three positions to the 11th position, gaining 500 tons (from 4,000 to 4,500, a 12.5% increase). The Murcia-based company Frutas Esther maintains its 12th position, although it reduces its volume from 5,000 to 4,500 tons (-10%), as well as the second-degree cooperative from Almería, Unica Group (13th), which reduces its volume from 4,500 to 4,000 (-11%).

Closing this Top 15 are the Huelva-based companies Surberry (14th), with 3,000 tons, representing a 20% increase, and Alfrut, entering the ranking in the 15th position with 2,306 tons. The exit from the ranking of the Seville-based Euroberry Marketing is noteworthy, which occupied the 9th position with 22,000 tons last year.

Note: This Top 15, compiled by Revista MERCADOS, includes companies that have chosen to provide their data to participate.

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