Frozen fries from Europe: on the rise

The export of frozen fries from Europe is on the rise. Belgian fries represent a large part of it:

  • 30% of European export is shipped outside the EU
  • Share of Belgian fries in European export totals 44%

 

Cooked potatoes, frozen (in tons): share of EU-28 export

2014 2015 2016 2017 (1st quarter)
EU-28 75% 73% 72% 70%
Outside EU-28 25% 27% 28% 30%

Cooked potatoes, frozen (in tons): share of Belgium in EU-28 export

2014 2015 2016 2017 (1st quarter)
EU-28 45% 44% 44% 46%
Outside EU-28 36% 40% 39% 41%
Total 42% 43% 43% 44%

Cooked potatoes, frozen (in tons): EU-28 export destinations outside Europe (ranking based on 2016 figures)

2014 2015 2016 2017 (1st quarter)
1. Saudi Arabia 171,937 181,092 207,323 54,561
2. Brazil 172,196 161,023 178,504 42,134
3. Chile 59,119 63,476 79,759 20,779
8. Philippines 17,821 27,840 42,090 18,331
10. Thailand 23,012 29,497 32,289 6,985
11. Malaysia 29,623 35,263 31,805 7,956
14. Indonesia 8,645 14,542 4,840 6,087
33. Vietnam 2,911 4,380 5,799 1,533

Cooked potatoes, frozen (in tons): Belgian export destinations outside Europe (ranking based on 2016 figures)

2014 2015 2016 2017 (1st quarter)
1. Saudi Arabia 64,695 67,671 95,836 25,633
2. Brazil 71,184 68,096 78,240 20,929
3. Chile 32,542 34,261 36,932 10,154
8. Philippines 12,192 19,181 25,154 11,369
10. Thailand 20,379 19,766 12,460 3,262
11. Malaysia 9,327 9,844 10,438 1,833
14. Indonesia 1,960 3,964 5,965 2,014
33. Vietnam 1.362 1.735 2.063 439