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Ice cream consumption grows 4% in the last year

According to data from the Food Consumption Panel of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), this consumption continues to be seasonal and linked to climatic factors.

26 Nov 2021

Spaniards consumed 149 million litres of ice cream between June 2020 and May 2021, 4% more than in the same period of the previous year, according to data from the Food Consumption Panel of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA). A consumption that is inevitably linked to climatic factors, since half of the purchases (53.7%) were concentrated in the months of June(15.4%), July (20.1%) and August (18.2%), and in the warmer autonomous communities. 

The report also indicates that the turnover grew in this period slightly above the volume consumed, 4.8% for a total of 554.6 million euros. And the average price of a litre of ice cream, 3.72 euros, increased by 0.8%.

The Covid-19 pandemic has also had a clear impact on ice cream sales. As the Panel points out, the months in which there were lockdown measures registered strong increases in demand, with 25.3% in April, and 33% in May, although the highest occurred in November, 36.3%, when new restrictions on movements were put in place due to the second wave of the virus. The coronavirus also caused a 40.8% decrease in the consumption of ice cream in out-of-home establishments in 2020.