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The Netherlands is also a world player in fresh fruit and vegetables in the corona year

Updated Jan 6, 2021
The Dutch import of fresh fruit and vegetables increased by 8 percent to € 9 billion. The Netherlands acts as a gateway for imported products to the rest of Europe. Dutch trading companies provide added value in the form of ripening, packaging and fine-mesh logistics, among other things. Avocado was the most important import product with € 1.1 billion. The strongest growers in the import range were: avocado (+ 22%), blueberry (+ 14%) and orange (+ 29%). More fruit was mainly imported from South Africa and Peru. This is evident from data that GroentenFruit Huis analyzed on the basis of data from Eurostat, among others. The production value of Dutch fruit and vegetable growers is € 3.9 billion, compared to € 3.7 billion in 2019. The 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. Growers of bell peppers and aubergines, on the other hand, received ...
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