Compared to 2019, the value increased by 0.2 million euros. At the time, the sector had a turnover of 3.7 billion euros. The corona year was not equally successful for all growers. 'Tomato growers have had a less good financial year, partly due to the disappearance of the hotel and catering industry throughout Europe,' says GroentenFruit Huis. Growers of bell peppers and aubergines, on the other hand, received higher prices than a year ago. For pear growers, the first half of 2020 was positive with good sales. A smaller harvest resulted in higher apple prices in the second half of 2020. The sale of typical 'catering products', such as red currant, herbs and cress, was difficult due to international closure of restaurants. The Dutch onion did well both at home and abroad, with particularly strong demand from Africa and Asia. The Dutch export of fruit and vegetables increased by 6 percent in 2020 to a value of 12.9 billion euros. The growth is mainly due to imported fruit that is ...
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