Mercabarna in figures

90 hectares
Surface area of Mercabarna

4,5 hectares
Surface area of Mercabarna-flor

Over 700
Number of companies

  • Central Fruit and Vegetable Market: 140
  • Central Fish Market: 71
  • Slaughterhouse: 12
  • Mercabarna-flor: 35
  • Multipurpose Pavilion: 10
  • ZAC: Around 400

Number of daily visitors

Vehicles that access it every day

Workers in the companies onsite

Financial figures for the company Mercados de Abastecimientos de Barcelona, ​​SA

  • €28 million
  • €6,9 million
    Profit before tax

Trading volume of the Markets, ZAC companies and sacrifices in the Slaughterhouse

  • Central Fruit and Vegetable Market: 1,176,292 tonnes
  • Central Fish Market: 69,756 tonnes
  • Slaughterhouse: 21,284 tonnes
  • Mercabarna-flor: 8,994,812 units
  • ZAC: Around 930,940 tonnes

Export volume

The companies export approximately 35% of the total produce that is moved each year by Mercabarna.

Import volume

The companies import approximately 38% of the total sold at Mercabarna.


31,926 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste collected per year. 75,7% of this waste is recycled. 

17 professionals in the team of vets and support staff at the Barcelona Public Health Agency at Mercabarna which ensures food safety within the precinct.

A professional surveillance team made up of 60 people and more than 300 cameras provide security for Mercabarna 24 hours a day.

Mercabarna has the greatest concentration of cold-storage facilities in Spain, with 800,000 m3 of conventional and frozen industrial refrigerated warehouses.

Mercabarna companies donate 1.449 tonnes of fresh produce to the Food Bank each year.

Around 12,000 schoolchildren participate in the children's campaigns organised by Mercabarna and the Wholesalers' Association each year: "5 A Day", "Grow Up With Fish" and "Flowers and Plants Every Day".

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