Which Crops Are Grown in Spain?

Which Crops Are Grown in Spain?

Crops grown in Spain include vegetables, grains, grapes, beets, olives and citrus fruits. Agriculture accounts for only 3.1 percent of Spain's gross national product, and only 4.2 percent of the population is employed in the agriculture industry. This includes those who work in the meat, dairy and fish production sector of agriculture.

The low percentage of agriculture production in the country may be a result of the lack of arable land and permanent crops. As of 2011, 24.75 percent of the country was made up of arable land, and only 9.29 percent was planted with permanent crops. Spain's main exports include machinery, cars, medicines and consumer goods.