In 2018, the EU agri-food trade reached a value of 254 billion – €138 billion of exports and €116 billion of imports. This means that the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and now second (previously first) importer of agri-food products.
In a report published today, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018.
The attached statistics covering the first six months of 2019 will also be part of the 2019 Annual Report, which will be submitted by the Commission to the European Parliament later this year.
As the Group of Seven prepares to meet in Biarritz, France on 24-26 August, BusinessEurope sends a strong message against trade tensions, in favour of free and open trade, supporting the critical role of the multilateral trading system.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
On 22 July 2019, the first meeting of the newly established Committee on cooperation in the field of agriculture between Japan and the EU was held in Tokyo.