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The most important European markets at a glance

The European Statistics Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of

  • the main European fruit-trading nations
  • Production quantities and information on imports and exports
  • Special features and trends of the individual markets


Europe may not be the most dynamic market for fresh produce, but it surely will remain the most important one for a long time. Worldwide, the percentage of fruit exports that go to Europe ranges between 45 per cent and 70 per cent. Besides, Europe is a big producer of fresh fruit and vegetables itself, with approximately 12 per cent of global production.

For several products, like apples or onions, Europe has switched from being a net importer to a net exporter in the last few years.

For more information, please see our statistical manual:

Europe - a key market for fresh produce (PDF, 5.8 MB)


A new edition of the European Statistics Handbook is published for FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020!