The share of Belgian export of agro-food produce that goes to the neighbouring countries of France, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom is 67%. The entire EU-28 represents 90% of Belgian export. The remaining 10% is destined for third countries. Algeria, Saudi-Arabia and China are the top three export destinations outside Europe.
That is the total export value of Belgian fresh produce. The most popular Belgian products abroad are dairy produce, potatoes, fruit & vegetables; beef & pork and horticultural products.
In Flanders, just over half the surface area is taken up by agriculture and horticulture. The greater majority of that is used for fodder crops and arable crops including potatoes. Other sectors have far more intensive production, for example the cultivation of fruit & vegetables in glasshouses, egg farming or pig farming.
Belgium offers a wide range of fresh produce if you wish to buy top quality. The favourable climate, fertile soil, the craftsmanship of the growers and ultramodern systems for production, sale and quality control undoubtedly have something to do with this. Add the suppliers’ personal service and its central location, easy to access, and it’s clear why Belgian fresh produce is loved the world over.
On Freshfrombelgium.com, VLAM, Flanders’ Agricultural Marketing Board, wants to put Belgian suppliers of fresh produce in touch with foreign importers. To this end we above all use a product-oriented approach, using a whole range of specialised product websites that fall under the umbrella of freshfrombelgium.com, such as for example belgianmeat.com, belgianplants.com, belgianfruitsandvegetables.com, belgianpotatoes.com, belgianpoultry.com and belgiandairy.com.About Fresh from Belgium