Norway Imports More Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

In 2013 the importation of agricultural products into the European country grew by 9% compared to 2012, led by products such as fresh coconuts, sweet corn, cauliflower, potatoes and yams.

Friday, April 4, 2014

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office:

The value of food imports in Norway reached a new record at the end of 2013. According to Statens Landbruksforvaltning (SLF), an agricultural authority in this country, the importation of such products recorded a value of EUR 5.7 billion, which represented an increase of approximately 9% (over 481 million EUR) compared to the previous year. This increase is mainly based on fruits and vegetables, as well as grains, in response to a decrease in the domestic harvest.

According to the database of the International Trade Center, Trade Map, among the main fruit and vegetable products which registered a growth in the value of imports in 2013 are the following: fresh coconuts (1.520%), sweet corn (1.100%), cauliflower (374.5%), potatoes (243.5%), yam (191.7%), lettuce (157.1%), strawberry (128.3%), potatoes (92.3%), lemon ( 34.8%), mango (30.8%), garlic (23.8%), tomato (23.6%), guava (23.3%), and watermelon (20.3%), among others.

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