Poland still one of the largest agricultural contributors to EU
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland contributes some five percent to the EU agricultural output, and is one of the seven biggest contributors in the Union, who together output around 75 percent of the total.
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“In the European Union (EU), the Member State contributing the most to the value of agricultural production was France (accounting for 18 percent of the EU total), followed at a distance by Germany (14 percent), Italy (13 percent), Spain (10 percent), the United Kingdom (eight percent), the Netherlands (seven percent) and Poland (five percent),” the EU’s statistical office, Eurostat, said in a recent statement.
Together, these seven Member States represent around three-quarters of total EU agricultural output, Eurostat added.
Poland is also a powerhouse in cereal production, Eurostat said. “In the EU, the record amount of 331.7 million tonnes of cereals (including rice) was harvested in 2014. With 72.7 million tonnes, France remained by far the largest producer of cereals in the EU, followed by Germany (52.0 mn t) [and] Poland (31.9 mn t)”. (rg)