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Morocco, Israel, and Egypt are the EU's main suppliers

According to Eurostat data processed by FEPEX, EU vegetable imports from third countries by October 2015 totaled 1,888 million Euro, 12% more than in the same period of 2014. Morocco, Israel, and Egypt are the main supplier countries of the EU.

Morocco continues to be the EU's main non-member state supplier of vegetables, registering a strong 15% growth in the analyzed period and totaling 630 million Euro. Tomatoes continue to be the main vegetable that the EU imports from Morocco as imports amounted to 295.7 million Euro, up 25%. Total vegetable imports from Morocco declined by 2% in volume to 504,000 tons.

After Morocco, Israel is the EU's second largest supplier of vegetables with 150.5 million Euro, i.e. 6% more, and potato imports stand out with 57.8 million Euro (+ 5%). In volume, imports of vegetables from Israel totaled 234,406 tons ( +1%).

Egypt is the EU's third biggest supplier with 144.3 million Euro, i.e. 5% higher than in the same period of 2014. The most imported products from Egypt were potatoes with 50 million Euro (+ 5%), onions with 45.5 million Euro (+4 %), and green beans with 38.8 million Euro ( +8%). Global vegetable imports from Egypt totaled 288,725 tons, up 13%.

Turkey is the EU's fourth largest supplying country with 138,940 tons of vegetables worth 117 million Euro, up 4%. According to the latest data from the Statistical Office of the European Union, Eurostat, which go up until October 2015 and were processed by FEPEX, the main vegetables imported by the EU are capsicum (including chilli and peppers), tomatoes, and onion.


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