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:

  • 31% of European export is shipped outside the EU
  • Share of Belgian fries in European export totals 42%

 

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 (1st-3rd quarter)
EU-28 70% 70% 69% 70%
Outside EU-28 30% 30% 31% 30%

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 (1st-3rd quarter)
EU-28 45% 44% 44% 45%
Outside EU-28 36% 40% 39% 39%
Total 42% 43% 42% 43%

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 (1st-3rd quarter)
1. Saudi Arabia 171,937 181,092 207,324 148,900
2. Brazil 172,196 161,023 178,504 119,486
3. Chile 59,119 63,476 79,759 59,645
8. Philippines 17,821 27,840 42,090 47,212
10. Thailand 23,012 29,497 32,289 20,565
11. Malaysia 29,623 35,263 31,805 23,666
14. Indonesia 8,645 14,542 18,914 16,759
36. Vietnam 2,911 4,380 5,799 5,294

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 (1st-3rd quarter)
1. Saudi Arabia 64,695 67,671 95,836 65,266
2. Brazil 71,184 68,096 78,240 58,873
3. Chile 32,542 34,261 36,932 30,002
6. Philippines 12,192 19,181 25,154 28,076
9. Malaysia 9,327 9,844 10,438 8,841
11. Thailand 20,379 19,766 12,460 5,712
18. Indonesia 1,960 3,964 5,965 5,446
39. Vietnam 1.362 1.735 2.063 1,839