Broccoli imports within the European Community have remained quite stable over the last 3 years. Volumes have dropped by only 1% between 2013 and 2014, representing 533,725 tons in 2014 for a total value of €439.8 million.
After a 12% rise in price in 2013, reaching €475.6 million, prices have come back to normal. Between 2012 and 2014, the value of EU imports rose slightly compared to volume, which on the opposite tends to decrease.
On the other hand, the extra-EU imports are considerably lower but have continued to rise over the last 3 years. Their value doubled between 2012 and 2014, going up from €6.4 million to €13 million.
The UK is the largest importer by far, accounting for 25% of all EU imports. It purchased 134,503 tons for a total value of €129 million.
The other importing countries include Germany with 73,563 tons and France with 47,602 tons. The UK and France have noticed a drop in their imports, respectively by 25% and 5%. Nevertheless, Poland (+49%) and Lithuania (+14%) have clearly taken the advantage of the Russian ban in the middle of last year.