EU countries buy more spices

Published Dec 21, 2020

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European citizens are eating more and more spices, and the import of aromatic seeds and plants from distant and exotic countries in 2019 is 379,000 tons - 50% more than in 2012. This is shown by Eurostat data. The geography of imports is very diverse and covers different continents. Ginger, paprika and allspice, for example, come mainly from China. Anise is mainly from Egypt, which is also a major seller of cinnamon, along with Indonesia.

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The cumin that EU countries buy is from India and Syria. Black pepper comes from Vietnam and Brazil, and half of coriander is imported from Russia. It is impressive that a huge share of imports is ginger - as much as 111,000 tons, which is almost a third of the total amount of spices imported into the EU from third countries. It is very likely that this miraculous plant will record a record growth in 2020 - it ...
Source: Standartnews
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