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The EU bioeconomy makes up an important part of the total economy in the EU. In 2015 it employed around 18.1 million people and generated approximately EUR 2.3 trillion of turnover or EUR 621 billion of value added. This means that the bioeconomy represents around 8.2 % of the EU-28 labour force and generates 4.2 % of the EU-28 GDP.