Commercial Importance

The climatological and geographical conditions of this town have turned it into an economic power for centuries. In the eighteenth century, the wine trade was one of the major sources of wealth of the population, as there were plenty of vineyards. Such was the importance of the trade and the port of Vinaròs that there were even consular offices of Italy or France in Vinaròs, among others. However, this promising activity lasted until the late nineteenth century, when the phylloxera blight ravaged the vineyards and they were replaced by carob, olive, and almond and later by orange groves. Nowadays, this deep recession caused by the crisis in the wine and liquor trade has been superseded by production of fruits and vegetables, fisheries, furniture and wood industry, and the service sector, especially tourism. Today, the energy industry is also playing an important role.

 

 

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