Originally formed to enable exportation, Coexphal is now an association of, and service provider to, 72 agricultural cooperatives and producer entities (themselves with 13,500 farmer members), representing 70% of exports and 65% of total production of Almería, which translates into 1.8 million tons and a turnover of over 1.500 million Euros. The associated cooperatives and companies directly employ 9,450 people and commercialize the production of 13,500 member farmers, who cultivate 17,000 ha. The sector gives employment to 35,000 people from 150 nationalities, working together.