Fruits and vegetables were 4th and 5th in the ranking of retailed products in Romania in 2018, according to data released at an event dedicated exclusively to the fruit and vegetable industry.
According to the same source, fruit consumption in modern retail was higher by 15% in volume and 10% in value, between November 2018 and October 2019, according to data extracted from the sales analysis of six modern retail trade chains in Romania.
From a value point of view (money spent by consumers), the developments in the fruits category was lower than those recorded in the vegetables category (+ 8.5% in volume and + 30% in value).
Regarding the profitability of the Romanian growers industry, the turnover of farmers of non-permanent crops, including vegetables, increased marginally as against 2017, exceeding by 5.4% the level of 2014, as per data extracted in October 2019.
Another direction that fruit and vegetable farmers should take into consideration is that of developing raw produce processing facilities. Romania has earmarked 6.2 billion euros for rural development in 2021-2027, and a large part of the funds should be found in the development of processing facilities.