The most prestigious companies of the Turkish food and beverage industry will meet buyers from 54 African countries at the CNR Expo Istanbul Expo Centre between December 2-5, 2020. The companies operating in numerous industries, particularly the food and beverage industry, will come together with hundreds of buyer delegations and thousands of professional buyers from the organisations in the public and private sectors in Africa at Export Gateway to Africa, organised by CNR Holdings.
The Turkish food and beverage industry will showcase products to establish new business connections with the African continent or enhance trade capacities at Export Gateway to Africa. The exhibition will host all the African countries with the newest and biggest trade potential in the world and double the total export number of US$24 billion.
Export Gateway to Africa will also welcome locomotive industries of export such as building and building materials, industrial products, agriculture, agricultural machinery, ceramics, furniture, home textile, health, oral and dental health products as well as the food and beverage industries.
EU consumers spent 12.1% of their total expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages, amounting to over €1.047 billion (or 6.6% of EU GDP), according to Eurostat data. Food and beverages ranks as the third largest category of household expenditure after ‘housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels’ (24.0%), and ‘transport’ (13.2%). Romania is the country with the highest proportion of household expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages (27.8%), followed by Lithuania (20.9%) and Estonia (19.6%). The lowest proportions were recorded for the United Kingdom (7.8%), Ireland (8.7%), Luxembourg (9.1%) and Austria (9.7%).
Between 2008 and 2018, the share of total household expenditure on food decreased or remained stable in most EU Member States where 2018 data is available. The largest decrease was recorded in Lithuania (from 24.8% of total household expenditure in 2008 to 20.9% in 2018, or a fall of 3.9 percentage points), followed by Poland (-3.4 pp) and Malta (-3.0 pp). In contrast, household expenditure on food increased in 10 EU Member States where 2018 data is available. The largest increase was recorded in Czechia and Slovakia (both +1.4 pp), the Netherlands (+1.0 pp) and Hungary (+0.8 pp).