FRUIT LOGISTICA Publishes Latest European Market Figures

FRUIT LOGISTICA, the trade show that will take place on February 8-10 published the latest European market figures in partnership with Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) and Fruitnet Media International.

The European Statistics Handbook 2023 contains valuable insight into fruit and vegetable market trends, such as:

• A shift towards price as a key driver of consumer spending. Despite a market recovery post-Covid, demand and value are under pressure in some cases as a result of the cost of living crisis. For some consumers, the importance of drivers like sustainability, regionality and organics has decreased.

• A bigger challenge for producers from extreme weather. Several different crops were affected by adverse conditions in the past year, including heatwaves, droughts, extreme frosts, storms, and floods.

• A marked increase in the cost of production. The war in Ukraine was followed by a sharp rise in the cost of various inputs, like fertiliser, fuel, energy, and labour. In some areas, production was cut back or even stopped.

• Better news in terms of the global movement of goods. There were some signs of improvement on availability and cost of freight transport capacity. But serious challenges remained – less attractive euro exchange rates, limited availability of truck drivers within Europe, and higher fuel prices.

The European Statistics Handbook 2023 is compiled by Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) in partnership with Fruitnet Media International. It is published by FRUIT LOGISTICA.

Exhibitors from 86 countries and trade visitors attend FRUIT LOGISTICA every year to realize their full business potential within the international fresh produce trade.

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