European production

European Melon Production

The Melon Congress took place on Thursday, May 15 in Perpignan, within the framework of Medfel.

All the presentations are now available:

Bosi_-Production_de_Melon_dans_le_Monde_-Ttrentini.pdf by Tomas Bosi of the CSO (Italy) (presentation in Italian)
Production, marketing and principal problems of the sectors in the various countries by the representatives:
·         Italy: Tomas Bosi, CSO (presentation in Italian)
·         France: Bernard Miozzo, AIM ( in French)
·         Spain: Jacques Dasque (PowerPoint of Proexport) (presentation in Spanish)
·         Morocco: Abdelhak AIDOUDI, Delegated to the Market of St Charles International ( in French)

Trends market and consumption demands by Claude Guerin, Nunhems/Bayer ( in French)
Plant health problems of the melon production by Gerard Roche administrator of Légumes de  France ( in French)
How to develop consumption by Xavier Vernin ( in French)
Prevention and the management of the crises for the melon : example of the Emilia-Romagna, in Italy (presentation in Italian).
The promotion of melon in crisis period, a French example by Isabelle Jusserand (Interfel IF PMM Melon) ( in French)



European Production of Chestnutphoto_chtaigne2_copier

The White Paper of the Chestnut: a document highlighting ways to stop the decline of the European chestnut grove to meet the interior market needs, and to preserve the economic equilibrium, social and environmental of the production zones with strong natural handicap.

In the report, you will find information on the world and European chestnut production, the economical and the economical perspectives, concluded by the actions to be developed to stimulate the sector.

Read and download the document in français, español, italiano.

Or Flick through the document (in French)


European productions analyses

• Fruits Market evolution at to the international level

This study carried out in 2011 by Christophe MONNIER of UBIFRANCE highlights the international exchanges and the characteristics and the French market trends, keeping a view on exports

See the study

• World and Europe production 

The fruit and vegetables market is daily subjected to the relationship between the producers supply and the demand.
Planning what will be the national, European and international supply is a major strategic tool for the producers.

This study has been present the production in the world and in Europe, also per Continent. Details are given on imports and exports, and for specific productions : kiwi, apple, pear, orange (2009)


Statistics of the european productions

Figures for 2011 (Surfaces and production of fruit and of vegetable in the EU)


Flowers and Plants in Europe

See the Document "Live plants and products of floriculture sector in the EU" (Oct. 2012) with details on the EU Production, Land area, Number of holdings and  Trade: imports, exports and balance

Key figures of the horticulture production in the EU.              

Source: 2011 - DG Agri

Production in the EU:

Value of the European horticulture in 2011: 19.8 Billions €, that is -2,6% compared to 2010. The value of the production falls by -12.1% between 2004 and 2009.

Principal European countries (in value): NL (33% - 26.000 ha), IT (13%), FR (12% - 8.000 ha), OF (12%), ES (11%)

That is to say 60 000 companies of flowers and decorative plants (55 000 in nurseries), a number which is falling in most principal producing European countries.                                                                                                  

Imports in the EU

Total value of the imports in Europe: 1.5 Billions € for 423.000 Tons (T) including 75% of cut flowers of which: 100 000 T from Kenya - 95% of flowers cut and 40 000 T from Ethiopia - 95% of cut flowers

The cut flowers sector is peculiar : thevolume of cut flowers imports represent 317 000 T. It is a strong rise: 240 000 T in 2001, including 42% from Kenya and Ethiopia.

Exports starting from the EU

European exports: 1.75 Billions € , that is 598 000 T of which: 74% since the Netherlands (+ 4.6%), 6% from Italy (- 3%), 6% from Germany (+10%)

For the Netherlands, platform world of the horticultural trade, exports relate to a significant portion of products initially imported from another country of the EU and third countries.

The cut flowers only represents 16,5% of the European horticultural exports, that is to say approximately 100 000 T mainly towards Russia and Switzerland.

For more information read Live plants and products of floriculture sector in the EU by Aurora IERUGAN, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), Links C.2. Olive oil, horticultural products