Exporting frozen vegetables to Europe
The European Union is one of the most demanding markets for frozen vegetables. Demand is driven by factors such as people’s busy lifestyles and the need for healthier eating options. Over the years, vegetable production has increased in European countries and reliance on imports seems to be lower. In fact, several European countries import frozen vegetables for re-export, thereby creating opportunities for suppliers worldwide. Opportunities for new suppliers exist in large markets such as Germany, France, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands. However, these suppliers will have to compete with leading dealers from Belgium, Spain, Poland, France and the Netherlands as well as emerging suppliers such as China, Turkey and Egypt.