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German cabbage is pouring into Hungary, but then where does the domestic cabbage go?

Published Sep 30, 2021

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The European Union harvests an average of 3.6-3.7 million tonnes of cabbage a year. Poles are the largest cabbage producers in the community, with yields ranging from 0.8 to 1.0 million tonnes in 2015-2020, accounting for about 27% of EU production. In Poland, cabbage production decreased by 13% in 2020 to 800 thousand tons. Experts say this year, due to unfavorable weather, they can harvest less quality and 700,000 tons of cabbage. In the Community's internal market, the largest exporter of head cabbage and red cabbage was the Netherlands, and the largest importer in 2020 was the Czech Republic. In the first half of this year, the Netherlands sold 41.1 thousand tonnes of headed cabbage on the EU market, similar to the previous year, while Germany increased its deliveries by 14% to 33.4 thousand tonnes and Poland by 3% to 14.9 thousand tonnes.

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The EU's foreign trade balance in head cabbage and red cabbage was negative in 2020, as exports increased to 37.9 thousand tonnes, while supplies fell to 59 thousand tonnes for third countries. In the first half of this year, imports decreased by 6% to 49.5 thousand tons and exports by 5% to 23.2 thousand tons compared to the same period last year. According to the data of the CSO, the smallest amount of headed cabbage in Hungary in the last decade (39.7 thousand tons) was produced in 2020. In a previous report, the FruitVeB Hungarian Interprofessional Organization and Product Council stated that the production areas of head cabbage, kale, cauliflower and broccoli have been following a downward trend for years, and this is reflected in the crop results. And the decline did not stop in 2020, as reported by the Agricultural Sector. You may also be interested in! There is no easy thing for Hungarian vegetable growers: there are a lot of question marks around this year. It was a ...
Source: Agrarszektor
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