Competitiveness Report - Development of EU Industrial Policy for Food


(Brussels, 5 December 2012) FoodDrinkEurope today launched its Competitiveness Report 2012, calling on policymakers in the EU help bring about the reality of an EU Industrial Policy for food, to benefit consumers and actors along the food supply chain.

Measuring the industry’s competitiveness and trends in the economic performance of the EU food and drink industry, the Report shows that Europe’s largest manufacturing sector both in terms of turnover (€956 billion) and employment (generating 4.1 million jobs) remains a non- cyclical, robust manufacturing sector and a real pillar of the EU economy. The industry has sustained levels of positive growth in the EU economy outperforming the vast majority of other EU manufacturing sectors since the peak of the downturn in 2008, both in terms of production and employment.

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