Basic foods go back to the Spanish shopping basket in SeptemberThe 25 Andalusian fish markets have sold 19,364.96 tonnes of fish and shellfish in the first half of 2018 for a value of 66.7 million euros. The average price per kilogram has been placed in the first six months of this year at 3.45 euros, above the 3.03 and 2.84 euros of the same period of the 2017 and 2016 courses, for, from the From the point of view of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Rodrigo Sánchez Haro, to compensate, “to a certain extent”, the decline in production in a “difficult” context such as that experienced by the extractive sector as a result of the loss of considerable percentages of quotas of species such as hake and horse mackerel after the international negotiations led by the previous Government of Mariano Rajoy or the situation of the sardine fishery, without forgetting the “forced” closure of the fishing ground of the chirla.
Isla Cristina, in this context, is confirmed, once again, as the main fishing bastion of the autonomous community. With 10.9 million euros (2,709.72 tonnes), it accounts for 16.3% of the total turnover of the region, followed by the markets of Bonanza in Cadiz, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Cádiz, which have entered 8, 8 and 6.3 million euros from the sale of 2,002.07 and 3,833.66 tonnes of fresh fish and shellfish, respectively. On these data rests, in the words of Sánchez Haro, “a good part” of the “specific and strategic” weight of the provinces of Huelva and Cádiz in the extractive sector. The latter, not in vain, with its 10 ports, has closed the first half of 2018 with the commercialization of 9,640.16 tons for an amount of 25.8 million euros. The first, through its four infrastructures, has signed a balance of 4,972.14 tons and 18.7 million euros.
Isla Cristina, with 10.9 million euros, accounts for 16.3% of turnover, followed by the ports of Bonanza and Cádiz, with 8.8 and 6.2 million
The port of Almeria is, in this sense, in fourth position with transactions worth five million euros for the sale of 1,321.79 tons. When adding the numbers of the facilities of Garrucha, Roquetas de Mar, Carboneras and Adra these figures are up to 8.4 million euros and 1,851.43 tons. Ahead is the province of Malaga, which, with Caleta de Vélez (Vélez-Málaga) as the most important fish market (four million euros and 1,009.64 tonnes), has concluded the first six months of the year with a volume of 2,364, 44 tonnes valued at 11.2 million euros. Complete the map of Andalusian fishing Granada, which, with Motril as a reference infrastructure, has added 536.78 tonnes and a total of 2.6 million euros to the basket.
Production by categories
By categories, the Andalusian fish markets have sold in the first half of 2018 a total of 15,755.99 tonnes of fish, 1,998.29 tonnes of molluscs and 1,610.67 tonnes of crustaceans. The first, which have reached an average price in auctions of 2.19 euros, have left in the balance of the autonomous community in the first six months of the year 34.5 million euros. Much higher is the appraisal of crustaceans, which has been set at 10.08 euros to leave transactions worth 16.2 million euros. The sale of molluscs, at eight euros per kilogram, has resulted in an income of 16 million euros.