"MAP - Monitoring Agri-trade Policy"
The "MAP - Monitoring Agri-trade Policy" series provides in-depth analyses of relevant agricultural trade and agri-trade policy issues.
"The EU and major world players in fruit and vegetable trade" [2 MB] (July 2012)
This MAP provides a statistical snapshot on trade developments in fruit and vegetables of the EU and selected key partners (Russia, Turkey and China). Over the last decade the EU has been constantly recording a trade deficit in fresh and processed fruit and vegetables, totalling to € 9.8 billion in 2011. However, a closer look at the balance reveals that this figure is mainly due to a deficit in trade in the fruit sector, and particularly in tropical fruit. In contrast, trade in vegetables, both fresh and processed, is rather balanced.
"Agricultural trade in 2011: still holding strong" [14 MB] (May 2012)
2011 was another year of strong EU agricultural export performance in value terms, resulting in all-time high sales. Imports were on the up as well. The export growth of 16%, being on a par with the import growth, has allowed the EU to keep up the level of agricultural trade surplus comparable to that of 2010. The €7 billion surplus, €770 million higher than in the previous year, is linked to the achievement of a positive trade balance for final products.