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The Russian embargo has put enormous pressure on already struggling European Union agricultural markets. Trade between Russia and the EU dropped by more than €163.4bn between 2013 and last year, and overnight, Union farmers and agricultural cooperatives lost their main export market, worth €5.5bn.
Severely hit by the Russian ban, the European Commission has tried to reach new export outlets in the medium-term.
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Global trade has its ups and downs and the numbers involved are often difficult to comprehend. EURACTIV's partner EFEAGRO visualises EU agri-trade, with a focus on Spain's contribution, in this infographic.
The EU found new niche markets to balance the losses of the Russian embargo but this has not translated into increased income for farmers, Pekka Pesonen told EURACTIV.com.
Spain's agricultural sector has used exports as a way to escape from financial crisis and it has emerged as a real engine of the economy since 2008. Growth continues unabated and numerous records have been broken. EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.
Influenced by events like Brexit and protectionist moves by US President Donald Trump, the EU’s trade in food is going through a period of change. EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.
The food industry accounts for seven out of every €100 of trade between the European Union and the rest of the world. EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.
Exports from Spain’s outward-looking food industry are booming. Since the economic crisis began in 2008, Spanish food exporters have seen six years of growth, expanding the sector by 60%. EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.