EU - Frozen Vegetables - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
Belgium Reigns over the EU Frozen Vegetable Market
Source: Greenyard Foods
The advancement over the years in modern freezing methods has effectively secured the preservation of nutritional values in vegetables, extended shelf life, and helped increase profit margins for its producers.
Thanks to innovative vegetable freezing techniques, producers now are able to deliver their products to all corners of the world. What's more, frozen food has become a perfect solution for the fast paced lifestyles of urban dwellers.
Shifting food preferences and booming healthy lifestyle trends have encouraged European consumers to include frozen vegetables as an integral part of their daily diets. As a result, the frozen food sector has been expanding rapidly, and the frozen vegetable category is expected to continue growing in the future at the expense of fresh vegetables.
When buying frozen vegetables, customers tend to opt for convenient packages that can easily be heated in a microwave for fast and effortless cooking. To meet this demand, frozen vegetable producers have flooded the market with a remarkable variety of mixtures with all the preserved freshness and nutritional properties of fresh vegetables. And, of course, frozen vegetables are available all-year-round, independent of seasonality.
Europe is a growing market for frozen vegetables. At present, Belgium dominates on the EU frozen vegetable market. In 2014, Belgium exported X% of its total frozen vegetable output. Of this amount, X% was supplied to Germany, where Belgium's frozen vegetables held a X% share of total German consumption.
The Belgian frozen vegetable producers are concentrated in the region of South and West Flanders, focusing mainly on carrots, beans, spinach, peas, cauliflower and sprouts. These companies are primarily family-run, with deep-rooted farming traditions. Some of these Belgian companies have already expanded their business across the EU, and subsidiaries of West-Flemish frozen vegetable companies can now be found in the UK, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Denmark and Portugal.
The Greenyard Foods Group is one of the biggest Belgian frozen food producers. Recently, this giant acquired Univeg Belgium and Peatinvest, becoming one of the major players on the EU market.
The Federation of Vegetable Processing Companies (Vegebe), established in X, plays an essential role in harmonizing rules and standards that enable Belgian local companies to garner the international acclaim they now enjoy. The Belgian frozen food industry has continued to prosper and gamely meet fierce European competition thanks to this institutional framework. Cooperation with partnerships like Vegebe also brings innovation into the food processing industry by facilitating cooperation with research centers and universities.
Vegetable processing plants vary greatly in size and complexity. In order to operate on an international scale, though, industry participants are expected to have technologically advanced machinery, in order to keep pace with the speed necessary to properly meet demand.
The frozen vegetable industry has benefited enormously from technology and innovation that has led to the enhanced quality of its products. These technological advances in the processing of vegetables allow European consumers to enjoy the full flavor and nutritional value of vegetables throughout the year.
Being the main supplier of frozen vegetables, Belgium held a X% share of total exports in 2014. However, the fastest growing suppliers were Spain (+X%) and Poland (+X%), from 2007 to 2014. Spain significantly strengthened its position in the European export structure, from X% in 2007 to X% in 2014.
In 2014, the main destinations of frozen vegetables were Germany (X%), France (X%) and the UK (X%). The share exported to Italy increased (+X percentage points), while the share sent to the Netherlands illustrated negative dynamics (-X percentage points). The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.
Source: IndexBox AI Platform
Fruit and nuts, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
This report focuses on the EU frozen vegetables market, providing a detailed analysis and the most recent data on its market size and volume, EU trade, price dynamics, domestic production, and turnover in the industry. The market trends section reveals the main issues and uncertainties concerning the industry, while the medium-term outlook uncovers market projections. The attractivity index (IB Index) summarizes the source of existing opportunities as they occur in this market, as well as an interpretation of the trade figures.
EU(28) - the report contains statistical data for 28 European countries and includes detailed profiles of the largest consuming and producing countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom).
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