Monitoring EU agri-food trade: developments until October 2021, big decreases in imports of tropical fruits, nuts and spices

10 FEBRUARY 2022
The latest EU agri-food trade report was published on 4 February, covering the period January-October 2021. EU 27 agri-food trade (imports and exports) during this period totalled €268.1 billion, a 6% increase compared to the corresponding period in 2020.
The biggest increase in EU trade with third countries concerned the US, which grew by €2.4 billion or 7%. Exports to the United Kingdom during this period increased marginally, up €39 million or 0.1% However, there was a decrease in the value of imports to the EU27 from both countries, which was led by tropical fruits, nuts and spices, with the value of imports from the UK down by €243 m or - 88%, and for the US, down by €348 m or -16%.
Overall, the biggest decreases in imports to the EU27 was in tropical fruit, nuts and spices (down €602 million or -5.3%) and fruit juices (down €200 million or -11.9%).
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