Fruit & vegetables in the UK- statistics & facts

While the British Isles do not have many native fruits and vegetables, early crop cultivation and trade in the centuries after gives reasons as to why there is such a strong presence of fruits and vegetables in British culinary culture. Today, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, cabbage, carrots, and peas are used in a variety of British dishes. Fruits and berries in the UK are often used in desserts and jams. As fruits and vegetables are a staple in a healthy diet, the production and trade of this produce is expected to continue growing. Fruit production in the United Kingdom has nearly doubled in value since 2010. In 2020, the production of fruit was valued at over one billion British pounds. This increase is in stark comparison to the production value of vegetables, which has only minimally increased over the last 10 years to 1.6 billion British pounds.

International trade

While Brexit was reported to have impacts on fruit and vegetable trade, the long-term consequences are yet to be observed. Both the import and export values of fruit and vegetables in the United Kingdom have steadily increased in recent years. In 2020, fruit and vegetable imports are valued at approximately 11.4 billion British pounds. Fruit and vegetable exports, on the other hand, are valued at just 1.2 billion British pounds in the same year.

Consumer trends in the UK

Consumer expenditure on fruit and vegetable products are at an all time high, totaling approximately 5.29 British pounds per person, per week. Bananas and apples are the most frequently eaten fruits amongst UK consumers, whereas tomatos, carrots and onion are the most frequently eaten vegetables. Although consumers in the United Kingdom are spending weekly more than before, the weekly consumption of fruits and vegetables have decreased. The accessibility of vegetables and, more importantly, fruit products will provide important discussion for the years to come.

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Fruit & vegetables in the UK- statistics & facts

While the British Isles do not have many native fruits and vegetables, early crop cultivation and trade in the centuries after gives reasons as to why there is such a strong presence of fruits and vegetables in British culinary culture. Today, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, cabbage, carrots, and peas are used in a variety of British dishes. Fruits and berries in the UK are often used in desserts and jams. As fruits and vegetables are a staple in a healthy diet, the production and trade of this produce is expected to continue growing. Fruit production in the United Kingdom has nearly doubled in value since 2010. In 2020, the production of fruit was valued at over one billion British pounds. This increase is in stark comparison to the production value of vegetables, which has only minimally increased over the last 10 years to 1.6 billion British pounds.

International trade

While Brexit was reported to have impacts on fruit and vegetable trade, the long-term consequences are yet to be observed. Both the import and export values of fruit and vegetables in the United Kingdom have steadily increased in recent years. In 2020, fruit and vegetable imports are valued at approximately 11.4 billion British pounds. Fruit and vegetable exports, on the other hand, are valued at just 1.2 billion British pounds in the same year.

Consumer trends in the UK

Consumer expenditure on fruit and vegetable products are at an all time high, totaling approximately 5.29 British pounds per person, per week. Bananas and apples are the most frequently eaten fruits amongst UK consumers, whereas tomatos, carrots and onion are the most frequently eaten vegetables. Although consumers in the United Kingdom are spending weekly more than before, the weekly consumption of fruits and vegetables have decreased. The accessibility of vegetables and, more importantly, fruit products will provide important discussion for the years to come.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 29 most important statistics relating to "Fruit & vegetables in the UK".

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