Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage

A Large Potential Market for Foreign Exporters

Jam and Honey | © Romography - Fotolia.com

Source: Jam and Honey | © Romography - Fotolia.com

Our Industry in Numbers

  • Largest food producer in Europe with total sales of around EUR 175 billion in 2013.
  • Exports of processed foods and agricultural commodities amounted to EUR 53.6 billion in 2013.
  • Imports of processed foods and agricultural commodities to the value of EUR 47.2 billion in 2013.
  • Largest sector sub-segments in 2013: meat and sausage (23.3%), dairy (16.2%), baked goods (8.8%), and confectionery food (7.7%)
  • The market grew by 3.6% in 2013, especially due to rising demand for value-added foods, including convenience and functional foods.