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Article Publishing Date: Sep 15, 2015

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

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 10391100 - Frozen vegetables and mixtures of vegetables, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water (excluding potatoes)

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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
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DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
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GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2018
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
• United Kingdom
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2018
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2018
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2018
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2018
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