What is the demand for processed fruit and vegetables and edible nuts in Europe?
Europe is a major player in the world trade for processed fruits and vegetables (PFV). Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands are the biggest importers of PFV. The fastest growing markets for PFV are located in Central and Eastern European countries. Imports from developing countries amount to approximately 25% of the total volume of European (EU and EFTA) imports in 2014. Production of PFV in Europe remained relatively stable over recent years. In 2014, overall consumption of PFV declined slightly, due to the increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.