Spain: Spanish Agriculture and Food Situation COVID-19 Update

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)

During its fourth week under lockdown, recent statistics signal that Spain may be entering the “stabilization and slowdown” phase of this pandemic. As part of its ongoing crisis response, the government is extending the State of Alarm lockdown for another fifteen days until April 26, 2020. A newly issued Royal Legislative Decree will ease hiring restrictions to address labor shortages in the agriculture sector. Since the outbreak, the most affected agricultural operations have been horticulture, ornamental plants, and dairy. In addition, the closure of the hospitality sector has negatively impacted sales of Iberico pork products, suckling pigs, lamb, goat, beef meat, and seafood. This report summarizes the preliminary impact of the pandemic on Spain’s agriculture and food sectors.

Spain: Spanish Agriculture and Food Situation COVID-19 Update

Related Reports

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Germany: Plant-Based Food Goes Mainstream in Germany

German food culture is changing. The number of vegans is growing, and more than half of the population wants to reduce meat consumption, considering themselves flexitarian.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Czech Republic: Exporter Guide

The Czech Republic is home to 10.7 million consumers and is a great market for companies looking to expand beyond traditional markets in western Europe to the emerging markets in the east. This Exporter Guide provides an economic and market overview...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Morocco: Grain and Feed Update

The Government of Morocco continues to subsidize bread wheat imports based on a fixed flat-rate premium. This measure is valid until April 30, 2023, and is intended to maintain low bread prices and encourage stock building.