Monitoring EU agri-food trade report: positive trade balance for preparations of fruit, nuts and vegetables

23 JUNE 2022
The latest EU agri-food trade report covers developments until February 2022. Notable highlights are:
-The total value of EU agri-food trade was 28.3 billion in February 2022, an 18% increase compared to the same month last year.
-Exports rose by 11% to 16.6 billion, while imports grew by 30% to reach 11.7 billion, reflecting a trade balance of 4.9 billion. This marks an increase of 52% compared to January 2022.
-From the U.S., the EU imported mainly oilseeds and protein crops as well as fruit and nuts. While the import value increased, quantities slightly declined.
-In relation to trade with the Sahel, the second largest category of imports is is fruit and nuts, for which EU imported € 248 million. This region comprises Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.
EU Agri Food exports table 3 May report
PRODUCT/PERIOD Exports Jan-Feb 2022 Imports Jan-Feb 2022 Trade balance Jan-Feb 2022
Preparations of fruit, nuts and vegetables 1,386 954 432
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