You are part of the food chain – Key facts and figures on the food supply chain in the European Union

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Publication Date June 2015
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The number of actors in the food chain varies greatly at each level. In the EU, around 12 million farms produce agricultural products for processing by about 300 000 enterprises in the food and drink industry. The food processors sell their products through the 2.8 million enterprises within the food distribution and food service industry, which deliver food to the EU's 500 million consumers.

This Brief gives a picture of the food chain in the European Union, on the basis of Eurostat data, covering a description of:

  • the food chain and its contribution to the eco-nomy,
  • prices and price trans-mission in the food chain.
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European Commission: DG Agriculture and Rural Development: Agricultural Markets Briefs and Reports

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