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Food and Drink Industry in Figures

Turnover

1017billion €

6.8% increase compared to 2009. Largest manufacturing sector in the EU (14.90%)

Turnover

Employment

4.2million people

Leading employer in the EU (15% of manufacturing sector employment)

Employement - figure 1

Number of companies

287,000

Number of companies

SMEs

49.3%

of food and drink turnover

SMEs - figure 1

63.4%

of food and drink employment

SMEs - figure 2

Value added

1.9%

(% of EU GVA)

Value added

Consumption

14.5%

(% of household expenditure on food & drink)

Consumption

External trade

76.2billion € exports

(16.6% increase compared to 2010)

External trade - export

63.0billion € imports

(13.5% increase compared to 2010)

External trade - import

13.2billion € trade balance

Net exporter of food and drink products

External trade - balance

EU market share of global exports

16.5% (20.5% in 2002)

Shrinking share in global markets

EU market share of global exports

R&D

0.53%

of food and drink output (slight increase)

R&D

Source: Eurostat, UN COMTRADE, OECD

  1. 2010 Data
  2. Gross value added is the value of the goods and services produced by a sector minus the cost of raw materials and the inputs used to produce them. GVA measures te contribution of the economy of each individual sector.
  3. 2009 Data
As on 31 March 2013