Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Spanish cleaning & hygiene exports increased by 15.35% in the first half of 2021
ASFEL, the national association of Spanish cleaning & hygiene product manufacturers, tells us that Spanish exports of cleaning and professional hygiene products increased by 15.35% in the first half of 2021.
It says exports grew in the first two quarters of 2021, compared to both the first quarter of 2020 and 2019.
The details are shown in an export report prepared by ASFEL, which analyses the results of the sector's foreign trade.
The report, which is prepared every six months & shows six months’ figures as well as annual figures at the end of the year, is based on ASFEL's own elaboration of Spanish customs data. It comprises two parts: a national analysis of the sector and a detailed analysis by tariff items, where the evolution of the sales of each product is detailed.
According to this report, among the top 10 destinations for the sector's exports are traditional and mature markets in the EU (such as Portugal, France or Italy) and North African countries.
Portugal continues to hold hegemony in the classification of destination countries for the sector's exports with a 19.3% share of total exports.
The European Union receives the majority of Spanish exports with an important quota where, along with Portugal, countries such as France or Italy, Germany, among others, stand out.
Spanish exports have grown in their main destinations, except in Portugal, where they have decreased slightly. The increase in exports to the UK stands out, with an increase of 150% compared to the first half of 2020, thus placing it as the third country that receives the most Spanish exports. Exports to the remainder of the countries increased slightly compared to the same period in previous years.
“We see that exports in the first half of 2021 exceed exports in 2020 in all months except June, a month where exports decreased slightly,” says Asfel. “Compared with the year before the pandemic, exports are between 20% and 30% higher each month in 2021 than in the first half of 2019.
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