EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7%, securing the EU's position as first world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16 billion.
The entire output of the European Union's agricultural sector was valued at €410 billion in 2015. Agriculture and the food and drink industry together employ millions of people, accounting for 7.5 % of employment and 3.7 % of total value added in the EU, according to the reportpublished today on Agri-food trade in 2015.
Agricultural products represent more than 7 % of all goods exported from the EU. The wide range of products from all parts of the value chain which demonstrates the versatility of the sector. Among the agricultural feed and food products, the exports feature in particular wines, cereals, meat, olive oil and dairy products, and one third of the export value is generated by beverages and products of the food industry such as pasta, infant food and other processed products.
Thursday July 14, 2016/ EC/ European Union.