International Trade of Fruit and Vegetables

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Pomelo in Europe

  Pomelos are imported via the same ports in Europe as other fruit, most notably in the Netherlands. The supply per country varies depending on production volume and the demand in the producing country. Fresh pomelos are a niche market in most European markets. Eastern and Central Europe has a...
Michel Peperkamp
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Lychees in Europe

  Lychee is a specialty fruit that is slowly gaining popularity in Europe, although average consumption per capita is still limited. It is most popular in France. Madagascar and South Africa supply the majority of lychees during the winter season (from October to February). Opportunities for...
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Michel Peperkamp
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Baby Vegetables in Germany

  Consumer demand for fresh vegetables, combined with trends related to convenience, consumer experience and innovation, has created a new segment for luxury fresh vegetables: baby vegetables. The German market offers opportunities for selling your baby carrots (as a snack), baby courgettes (...
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CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Avocado in Germany

  Exporters from developing countries (DCs) can profit from the growing German imports of fresh avocados. Good opportunities exist for ready-to-eat avocados. Additionally, DC exporters can differentiate themselves on the market with organic certification.  Avocado trees (Persea Americana...
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CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Pineapples in Europe

  Imports of fresh pineapples into the EU market have stabilised at about 900,000 tonnes in recent years. In 2014, imports increased relative to 2012 and 2013. The main imported variety is the sweet MD2 pineapple. Major European destination markets for fresh pineapples include Germany, the UK...
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CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Beans, Peas, and Other Leguminous Vegetables in Europe

  In the European market, imports of fresh green beans and peas from developing countries are fairly stable at around 200 thousand tons annually. Total consumption has increased in the last five years. Spain and Italy are the largest producers of green beans, while France and the UK produce...
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CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Product Factsheet Tropical Fruit in Finland

  Finland is a relatively small EU market for off-season fruit and vegetables. In 2011 Finland imported 84 thousand tonnes tropical fruit with the value of €78 million. The food retail market in Finland is highly concentrated. Almost all fresh fruit, including tropical, and vegetables are...
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CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Chilli Peppers in Europe

  The European market for fresh chilli peppers is a specialised market, which is supplied primarily by producers in Southern Europe, Turkey and Northern Africa. Opportunities can be found in specific varieties.  The chilli pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum. Red...
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CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Stone Fruit in Europe

  The European import value of stone fruit from developing countries increased annually until 2013, but slowed down in 2014 due to the Russian embargo. Developing countries mainly supply Europe counter-seasonal in winter months, because Southern European countries produce lots of stone fruit....
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CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Papayas in Europe

  The papaya is a typical exotic fruit within the European market, grown in tropical areas. It is not a common fruit in Europe, as it is in most tropical countries. For the first time in five years, EU imports in 2014 were considerably higher than the usual 30,000 tonnes. Innovation in...
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CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs