Today, Member States agreed to measures increasing flexibility in the management of promotion activities for the wine sector, part of their national support programmes. These measures were proposed by the European Commission in the context of increased import duties (+25%) imposed on EU wines exported to the US.
EU demand for cereals and oilseeds remains driven mainly by feed use, although industrial uses will grow more rapidly. These are just a few of the projections for the arable crops market from the European Union agricultural outlook for 2019-30 report published on 10 December 2019 by the European Commission.
Demand for dairy products, especially for cheese, is expected to continue rising, leading to higher EU milk production for 2019-30. In parallel, the African swine fever outbreak in Asia will continue to affect the global meat market and trade flows. These are just a few of the projections from the European Union agricultural outlook for 2019-30 report published on 10 December 2019 by the European Commission.
EU milk production is expected to grow, while EU and global demand for poultry will increase steadily over the outlook period. These are just a few of the projections for the milk and meat markets from the European Union agricultural outlook for 2019-30 report published on 10 December 2019 by the European Commission.
Olive oil production is expected to increase while wine consumption is projected to decline over the outlook period. These are just a few of the projections for fruit and vegetables, wine and olive oil from the European Union agricultural outlook for 2019-30 report published on 10 December 2019 by the European Commission.
Following the publication of new rules to simplify and clarify wine making practices in the EU in June 2019, and as required by those rules, the European Commission has published today in all EU languages the detailed files of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) code of oenological practices.
Soil is the very basis for the food we grow as well as for the production of feed, textiles, wood and other materials. It provides us with clean water, hosts biodiversity, recycles nutrients, regulates climate and is part of our landscapes and cultural heritage. Soil is important for our well-being and the balance of ecosystems in our planet.
Officially launched today with a kick-off meeting, the new wine market observatory will bring short-term analysis and greater transparency to an important sector for EU agriculture. The EU is the biggest wine producer in the world, representing 65% of global production and 70% of exports.
Due to the spread of African Swine Fever in China, EU pork exports should be 20% above last year by the end of 2019. Despite the drought, EU cereal production is expected to recover from last year’s low, increasing by 8% compared to 2018/19. These are among the main findings of the latest short-term outlook report for EU agricultural markets, published on 3 October 2019 by the European Commission.
Due to two major developments in the past two decades at a global level – income growth and changes in consumer preferences -, food consumption has been growing at a faster pace than world population. These developments have resulted in a consumption increase of products of higher value (such as meat and dairy products) in emerging economies. In parallel, rising societal and environmental concerns in developed economies have influenced consumer preferences, leading to lower red meat consumption for example.
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.
Since the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform of 2013, the administrative costs linked to the CAP did not substantially increase for farmers, representing 2% of the total aid received. As for costs for national authorities, they are estimated at around 3% of the CAP budget, having increased by a third since the implementation of a new system to control and manage payments in 2013. Those are among the main findings of the study ‘Analysis of administrative burden arising from the CAP’, published today by the European Commission.
EU exports of pork, beef, olive oil and dairy products are expected to continue increasing in 2019. Pork exports are especially driven by Chinese demand, while production is expected to stabilise. These are among the main findings of the latest short-term outlook report for EU agricultural markets, published on 3 July 2019 by the European Commission.