This EU brief analyses the main features of the imports of organic products into the EU from third countries both in terms of products and origin for the year 2018.
Imports of commodities dominate the scene (57% was in the form of commodities and 35% as other primary products),
Within the product classes, “tropical fruit, fresh or dried, nuts and spices” is the first imported category (24%) followed by cereals that at aggregate level represent 22% of the total imports, oil cakes (11%), fruit and vegetables (9%) and oilseeds (6%),
In volume terms, China is the biggest supplier of organic agri-food products to the EU, followed by Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Ukraine and Turkey.
The full report is available from the here.