chain of MERCAS is formed by 23 Alimentary Units.
Besides Mercazaragoza they are:
Mercalgeciras, Mercalicante, Mercasturias, Mercabadajoz,
Mercabarna, Mercabilbao, Mercacórdoba,
Mercagalicia, Mercagranada, Mercairuña,
Mercajerez, Mercalaspalmas, Mercaleon, Mercamadrid,
Mercamálaga, Mercamurcia, Mercapalma, Mercasalamanca,
Mercasantander, Mercasevilla, Mercatenerife and
The total surface of 23 MERCAS is 7 million square
meters, from which about a million there are a
clear surface of Markets and more than 2 millions
correspond to the Areas of Complementary Activities.
About 3.650 companies work here, from which about
2.200 are wholesalers installed on the Markets
of Fruits and Vegetables, Caught, Flowers and
Meats; and the rest there are companies dedicated
to complementary activities of distribution, logistic
services or of attention to the users of the PURCHASES.
The increasing commercial and services activities
developed in MERCAS increase transit of persons
and of all kinds of vehicles. Across 23 Alimentary
Units pass approximately 18 million vehicles (65.000
vehicles). As for the buyers' inflow - both retailers
and wholesalers, hotel trade and restoration,
or institutional demand - the average of daily
assistance is already calculated in approximately
Quotas of Market
The commercialized volumes represent an important
quota of market of the MERCAS –
Which is as a part of the entire consumption that
has been commercialized by the wholesale companies
implanted in the Alimentary Units - that, included
all the services
(Wholesale Markets and ZAC), it represents between
70 and 75 % of the fruits and vegetables that
are consumed in Spain and about 60 % of the fish
ones and seafood.
As for meats, there is estimated an approximate
participation of 20 % on the whole of bovine,
sheep and porcine.
On the other hand, the quotas mentioned above
reach maximum levels if we take as a reference
the consumption in the areas of influence the
nearest to every Alimentary Unit of the chain
In absolute terms, the global sales of fruits
and vegetables in the chain of MERCAS amount annually
to approximately 4,1 million tons.
For their part, the entire sales of fishing products,
fresh and frozen in the Network of MERCAS, amount
to approximately 500.000 tons
In case of the meats, it promotes commercialization
of 175.000 tons of meat products.
The commercial activity in the Alimentary Units
generates an important daily movement of perishable
products on the Wholesale Markets of the chain
of MERCAS, which estimated in 23 million kilos
between fruits, vegetables, fish and meats.
It would be necessary to add to all this activity
the tonnages that are recorded directly to the
airsheds of manipulation and distribution of the
Areas of Complementary Activities, and that keep
on growing in a spectacular way both for the diversification
of activities of the
wholesale companies and for the requirements of
the demand proceeding from the companies of retail
In such a sense, the global commercialization
in the cain of MERCAS - including the Wholesale
Markets and the Areas of Complementary Activities
are 5 million tons of fruits and vegetables, 650.000
tons in fishing products and concerning 200.000
tons in meats.
products commercialized on the Wholesale Markets
of the MERCAS reach an economic value superior
to 6.000 million euros, to which it is necessary
to add the activities that are developed in the
so called Areas of Complementary Activities (ZAC),
so the entire value of the products commercialized
annually in the chain of MERCAS rises up to nearly
10.000 million of euros.
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