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Monday 10th July 2017, 19:35 Hong Kong

Switzerland is key non-EU market

EU fruit and vegetable exports to third countries came to €4.9bn in 2016, according to Eurostat

Switzerland is key non-EU market

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Switzerland and Norway were the main non-EU destinations for the bloc's fresh produce exports in 2016, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, processed by Fepex.

EU exports of fruit and vegetables to third countries amounted to €4.94bn last year, led by Switzerland at €1bn, Norway with €577m and Belarus with €405m.

Outside of Europe, EU fruit and vegetable exportswere mainly directed to the US, with €242.2m, Brazil with €226m, and the United Arab Emirates with €221m.

Other significant export markets for the EU were Egypt at €199m, Saudi Arabia with €182m and Canada at €104m.

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