Hungary is the largest exporter of this vegetable in the EU, but not for long

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Published Jun 24, 2022

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Many people would not think so, but in the European Union Hungary is a great power in green pea production. Hungary is the largest exporter of canned green peas in the EU-27 internal market, selling about 34,000 tons of it in the EU on an annual basis, the Agro Diary learned from the announcement of Magyar Nemzet.

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According to the records of the Central Statistical Office (CSO), exports continued to expand this year, with 14 percent more cans leaving the country in the first three months of the year than a year earlier. Our largest market is still Germany. In addition to canned food, the frozen version also sold well in export markets, with 11 percent more of the product, 11.7 thousand tons, being shipped abroad by domestic players in the refrigeration industry. Most of the frozen green peas went to Romania and Germany. Although the above data also show that demand for domestic green peas remains unbroken, production appears to be slowly falling into crisis. According to the CSO, the dynamic expansion of green pea production started after the low point of 2015, the size of the sown area increased from 16 thousand hectares to close to 23 thousand hectares in two years. Subsequently, the crop gradually lost its popularity among farmers. Last year, Hungarian producers sowed green peas on only ...
Source: Agronaplo
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