‘Non-EU agro-food sector exports rose 11%’

Published on 4 November 2013 at 11:59

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Exports of agricultural food produce to markets outside the EU rose by 11 per cent in the first eight months of 2013 compared to the same period last year, bringing in revenues worth €1m.

Portuguese exports to central, eastern and southern Africa soared by 160 per cent, while consumers in southeast Asia bought 34.6 per cent more of the country’s food produce, according to a regional analysis by Público.

Spain remains the largest market for Portuguese products, buying around 36 per cent of Portugal’s exports, with the most popular items sold abroad including wine, olive oil, canned fish, and malt beers.

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