Key Figures for the Fruit and Vegetables industry

A few figures for the fruit and vegetables industry in France and Europe

Key figures in Europe

  • In 2017 9.3 million tonnes of apples were harvested, so 26% less than the previous year
  • The countries which registered the biggest loss are: Germany (-46%), Poland (-29%) and Italy (-23%)
  • In 2017 2.15 million tonnes of pears were harvested in Europe, so 1% less than last year

Key figures in France

  • 7.8 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables harvested in 2016 including 5.3Mt of vegetables (+1.2% vs 2015) and 2.5 Mt of fruit (- 4.2% vs. 2015)
  • 36 000 fruit producers and 30 000 vegetable producers
  • French households consume 167 kilos of fruits and vegetables per year
  • Top 3 of eaten fruit: tomatoes, carrots, melons
  • Top 3 of eaten vegetables : apples, oranges, bananas
  • Only 1 in 4 French people consume “five a day” as recommended by the French national nutrition and health program

Sources : FranceAgriMer, Kantar Worldpanel, Ctifl