Chiffres clés fruits-légumes 2019

Some key figures of the fruit and vegetable sector

Overview of the fruit and vegetable sector in France and in Europe the last few years.

Key figures in Europe

  • Production in 2018 : 12.5 million tonnes apples, 2.3 million tonnes poires (up +4% vs 2017)
  • Top 3 of the producer countries in Europe : Pologne, Italy, France

Key figures in France

  • A major economic sector : 75,000 firms and 450,000 direct jobs including 250,000 seasonal workers
  • Production in 2017 : 8.3 million tonnes of which 5.6 million tonnes of vegetables and 2.8 million tonnes of fruit
  • Production surface area in 2017 : 450,000 hectares of which 280,000 for vegetables and 170,000 for fruits 
Productions leaders dans la filière fruits-légumes
  • Spend per household in 2017 : average spend €402 per year of which €199 on vegetables and €203 on fruit
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable sector : 27,600 fruit producers including 6,420 organic, 30,900 vegetables producers including 8,445 organic, 650 shippers and cooperatives, 1,200 wholesalers, 12,776 mass retail and 10,639 greengrocers 
  • Consumption in 2017 : 169 kg of fruit and vegetables of which 84 kg of vegetables and 85 kg of fruit
  • Buying channels for fruit and vegetables : 58% in mass retail (including 34% from hypermarkets), 18% in supermarkets, 12% specialits shops, 12% in market and 6% in loclal shops

Top 5 des fruits-légumes les plus achetés

Sources: Anifelt, CTIFL, FranceAgriMer, Interfel