June 2015 - Oisi - The best of the sea . Cephalopods, Seafood y Fish

Los consumidores se fijan en el precio de los productos a la hora de elegir supermercado

Consumers are fixed in the price of products choosing supermarket.

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The price is still a determining factor when purchasing a product at a shop or other factor. According to a study by the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) on consumer habits, choosing to supermarkets, 70% of respondents say choose a trade based on the prices of goods they are buying.

But that is not the only aspect to choose between shops. Secondly, they say 66% based on the proximity of the supermarket. Other conditions are the variety of products (59%), hygiene (41%), the freshness of the products (37%), the lowest marks (36%) and finally the quality of the product (23%).

84% of consumers surveyed on where they shop, said perform at the supermarket, although typical neighborhood stores continue to resist thanks to new emerging businesses such as deli or specialized. According to the OCU, mostly due to the crisis, private label consumption has increased 45% in recent years. By contrast, households have reduced their purchase has been only 9%.

Moreover, the organizers say the food consumption habits have changed in the last two years. The consumer’s preference is to eat healthy food such as fruit, vegetables or fish and decreased buying bakery or sugary drinks, so, 39% of respondents say that in the last two years bought more fruits and vegetables while the acquisition of pastries and desserts has been reduced by 63%.

In this regard, 64% of respondents always or almost always read the labeling of products where the calorie appear, salt, saturated fat and only 5% ignore it.



Seafood exports rise in March.

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The export balance of the food and fisheries sector in March totaled 1.109 million euros, an improvement of 11.5% yoy, as is clear from the monthly report of Foreign Trade March 2015 published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment .

Specifically, exports of agri-food and fisheries sector amounted to 3.999 million euros, up 11.1% over the same month last year, while imports accounted for 2,890 million euros.

The study shows that the agricultural, fishing, food and forestry exports keep growing trend and exported products worth 41.258 million euros, 2.83% higher than the same period last year, while the value of imports was 31,603 million, 3.4% higher in that period. The annual balance stood at 9.655 million euros, an improvement of 0.98%.

For the whole food and beverage industry has had in March 2015 exports worth 2,216 million euros and imports of 1,586 million euros, giving a surplus of 630 million euros, 11.3% more than in March 2014.

Regarding the fisheries subsector unprocessed food, while maintaining its negative balance has increased its exports by 4%. Imports totaled 95 million euros, which means an improvement of 6%.

In the group of fish, both export price and import 7.44% and 8.34%, respectively they rose. However, the quantity exported increased by 12.48% and 15.31% imported, resulting in a higher deficit.

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