Romania is the EU’s most inexpensive country for fruit, vegetables and potatoes and Sweden the most expensive.
And generally speaking, fruit and vegetable prices are higher in Northern Europe and cheaper in Eastern Europe.
The article focuses primarily on price levels for food, beverages and tobacco in 38 European countries – 3 EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and 5 EU candidate countries (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia and Turkey), 1 potential candidate country (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kosovo, as well as the 28 EU Member States.
Among all 38 countries, the lowest prices for oils, fats, fruits, vegetables and potatoes were seen in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and for other food products in Poland, while the highest prices for almost all categories were observed in Switzerland.
The category of fruit, vegetables and potatoes includes fresh or chilled fruit, frozen, preserved or processed fruit and fruit-based products, fresh or chilled potatoes, frozen, preserved or processed vegetables and vegetable-based products.