The exports of the Valencian Community grow by 26% in the period January-July 2022


September 22, 2022
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The exports of the Valencian Community have reached a value of 23,618.6 million euros in the period January-July 2022, which represents an increase of 25.9% compared to the same period of the previous year, according to data made public by the Territorial Directorate of Commerce of the Valencian Community dependent on the Secretary of State for Commerce.

The Minister for Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Trade and Work, Rafa Climent, highlighted "the maintenance of the upward trend in the exports of the Valencian Community in all geographical areas in a complex scenario on an international scale".

In the period January-July, exports grow in the three provinces by over 18%. In Valencia, the exported value reaches 12,708.6 million euros, which represents an increase of 25.1%; Castelló registers a value of 6,714.5 million euros, with an outstanding rise of 32.7%, and Alicante exports products worth 4,195.5 million euros, with an increase of 18.7% compared to the same period of the year 2021.

By sector, the agri-food industry leads the export of the Valencian Community with a value of 4,486.6 million euros and an increase of 5.4%, followed by non-chemical semi-manufactures, with 4,386.3 million euros and an increase of 36.2%. In this category, the increase in exports of ceramic products stands out, with a rise of 36%. 

In third position is the automotive chapter, with a value of 3,517.4 million euros and an increase of 37.9%. Chemical products are in fourth place, with a value of 3,353.6 million euros and a growth of 24.8%. 

Then there are equipment goods, which register exports worth 2.9 billion euros and a rise of 16.7%. Consumer manufactures, with 9.5% of total exports, amount to 2,250.8 million euros, with an increase of 18.1%.  

By geographic areas 

By destination, exports from the Valencian Community to the EU in the period January-July 2022 amount to 13,378.4 million euros, with an increase of 21.8%. In this area, France, Germany, Italy and Portugal lead the classification. The increase in Italy stands out, at 32.5%, and Portugal, with 27.5%.

The countries of the rest of Europe experience an increase of 27.2%. In this area, the United Kingdom is growing by an outstanding 32.2%. Exports to America grew by 44% with a notable increase in Latin America, which stood at 50%, and a rise of 41% in North America. Exports to Asia grew by 21.9% and Africa in turn grew by 18.8%.