The Spanish farmers couldn't find replacement to the Russian market. Such statement was made by Jose Maria Posankos, the CEO Fepeks — local union of exporters of fruit and vegetables.
After 2014 Spain looked for the new markets: Brazil, Canada... But not to compare their volume and the level of development to Russian. It had 600 thousand tons of export volume.
Besides, agricultural goods quickly spoil, and the logistics matters too. Earlier Spanish Ministry of Agriculture reported about losses at least in 340 million euros. Worst of all was to producers of nectarines, citrus and tomatoes. The Embassy of Russia said about 700 million euros in Spain, estimating losses of Madrid from the anti-Russian sanctions and counter-measures.