Data & Trends of the European Food and Drink Industry 2016


Europe’s food and drink industry is the largest manufacturing sector in terms of turnover, value added and employment.

Its contribution to Europe's economy is crucial: 4.25 million employees throughout the EU, over €1 trillion turnover and a positive trade balance of €25 billion.

The food and drink industry also accounts for more than 285,000 SMEs that generate almost 50% of the food and drink industry turnover and value added and provide 2/3 of the employment of the sector.

These are only some of the highlights from the latest edition of the ’Data & Trends of the EU Food and Drink Industry’ report, which offers a comprehensive picture of the structure and economics of Europe’s food and drink sector. The report provides in depth analysis of the Single Market, world markets, and an EU and global ranking of food and drink companies.

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View here the interactive version of the report (pdf - 6532KB)