Chart of the day III: Europeans eat their veggies


From Eurostat:

BLOG Euroveggies

In the European Union (EU), just over 2.3 million hectares were devoted to the production of fruit and berries and a further 2.1 million hectares to the production of vegetables. With 636,000 hectares (or 27.1% of the EU total) devoted to the production of fruit, Spain was the leading EU Member State in terms of production area of fruit in 2015, while it was Italy (420 000 hectares, or 20.2%) for vegetables.

Apples were the most produced fruit in the EU in terms of quantity, with 12.7 million tonnes harvested in 2015 (or almost 25 kg per EU inhabitant), and tomatoes (17.7 million tons, or 35 kg per EU inhabitant) were the main vegetable.

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