Apparent consumption1 of fresh fruit and vegetables in Spain was 15 million tonnes in 2007. The Spanish consumed seven million tonnes of fruit, which amounted to
152 kg per person, far above the EU average of 94 kg. Consumption of vegetables amounted to eight million tonnes, an average of 178 kg per capita, also far more than the EU average
(120 kg). With a share of 15% of the EU consumption of fresh fruit, and 13% of fresh
vegetables, Spain is the second largest market for both fresh fruit and vegetables in the EU.
Between 2002 and 2007, consumption of fresh fruit decreased 3% (0.7% per year), while consumption of fresh vegetables increased 3%.
Industrial demand forms a substantial share of the apparent consumption, but the food industry is mainly supplied by domestic production. Spain has a large tomato processing industry. Industrial demand for fresh fruit and vegetables from DCs is small.