Exporter Guide Austria 2012

An Expert's View about Food , Beverages and Tobacco in Austria

Posted on: 21 Dec 2012

Austrian consumer expenditures have grown steadily in recent years and this is helping to drive up food and beverage sales.

Exporter Guide Austria 2012 THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Required Report - public distribution Date: 12/5/2012 GAIN Report Number: AU12009 Austria Exporter Guide Road Map to the Austrian Market Approved By: Paul Spencer Prepared By: Roswitha Krautgartner Report Highlights: Compared to other EU countries, the Austrian economy is performing relatively well. Austrian consumer expenditures have grown steadily in recent years and this is helping to drive up food and beverage sales. Although domestic, German, and European products tend to dominate Austrian food retail shelf space, there are good market opportunities for U.S. products, particularly at the upper end of the market. Consumer-oriented food and beverage products remain Austria’s most important agricultural imports from the United States. In 2011, the consumer-oriented sector accounted for 53 percent of total agricultural, fish and forestry imports from the United States, worth $ 56 million. Austrian consumer trends offer especially good market opportunities for sustainable, organic, health, diet and convenience food products. Market opportunities for U.S. products include fish and seafood products, nuts, wine, pet foods, dried fruits, fruit juices, snack foods, and high quality beef. 1 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 Post: Vienna Table of Contents I. Market Overview Economic Situation and How It Affects Consumer Spending and Sales of U.S. Products Key Demographic Developments and Their Impact on Consumer Buying Habits Food Market and Trends Advantages and Challenges for U.S. Suppliers on the Austrian Market II. Exporter Business Tips Local Business Customs General Consumer Tastes and Preferences Food Standards and Regulations General Import and Inspection Procedures III. Market Sector Structure and Trends Food Market Structure Domestic Industry Capacity versus Availability of Foreign-Supplied Products Trends in Promotional/Marketing Strategies and Tactics Trends in Tourism sales, Holiday Gift Sales, and Internet Sales IV. Best High-Value Product Prospects V. Key Contacts and Further Information Appendix I Table A. Key Trade and Demographic Information Table B. Consumer Food & Edible Fishery Product Imports Table C. Top 15 Suppliers of Consumer Foods & Edible Fishery Products Related Reports 2 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 I. Market Overview Economic Situation and How It Affects Consumer Spending and Sales of U.S. Products Austria has a small but highly developed market economy with a high standard of living. It occupies a strategic position in the center of Europe and is closely tied to other EU economies, especially Germany’s. Austria is a part of the EU single market and customs union and a Eurozone member. The Austrian economy is characterized by a large service sector, a strong industrial sector, and a small, but highly developed agricultural sector. Austria is an export-driven economy and EU countries are its most important trading partners. The Austrian economy tends to perform better than the EU average. Given the recession in the Eurozone, the Austrian economy is performing relatively well. After a sharp recession in 2009, caused by slack export demand, the Austrian economy started recovering in 2010 and 2011. The beginning of 2012 started with a strong economy but later in the year the economy became more and more affected by sluggish performance in the EU. Against this background, GDP growth for 2012 is only projected at 0.6 percent. According to the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), the Austrian economy is expected to slightly accelerate again in 2013. (Source: WIFO) Austria has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe. In 2011, the unemployment rate was at 4.2 percent which is considerably lower than the EU average. The Austrian inflation rate exceeds the Euro area average and reached 3.4 percent in 2011. (Source: Statistik Austria) Austrian consumer expenditures have grown steadily in recent years and food and beverage sales have benefited. From 2008 to 2011, consumer expenditures on food and non-alcoholic beverages grew 5.3 percent. In 2011, Austrian consumer expenditures on food and beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic including tobacco) accounted for 13.4 percent of total consumer expenditures. The share of food and beverage expenditures is fairly stable. At the same time Austrian expenditures on food and non-alcoholic beverages grew by 3 percent year-on-year to Euro 19,590 per capita. (Source: Euromonitor) Consumer Expenditures Austria in Euro Per Capita - Value at Current Prices Consumer Expenditures 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 * 2013 * Consumer expenditures 18,258.3 18,299.7 18,906.3 19,589.8 20,134.4 20,659.8 Consumer expenditures on food 1,887.3 1,901.9 1,931.9 1,987.3 2,034.0 2,073.7 and non-alcoholic beverages Consumer expenditures on 616.5 624.0 633.6 656.1 658.9 669.8 alcoholic beverages and tobacco * Forecast Source: Euromonitor Although foods and beverages from Austria, Germany, and other EU countries dominate Austrian retail shelf space, there are good opportunities for U.S. products, particularly at the upper end of the market. Consumer oriented food and beverage products remain the most important agricultural imports from the United States. In 2011, the consumer oriented sector accounted for 53 percent of total agricultural, fish and forestry imports from the United States worth $ 56.3 million (source: Global Trade Atlas). In terms of value, consumer oriented products imported from the United States increased by 26 percent year-on-year in 2011. During the same period fish and seafood imports from the United States increased by 122 percent and reached $ 5.3 million. Official import numbers do not include significant and growing transshipments of U.S. products from other EU countries and actual U.S. trade may be considerable larger. 3 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 Austrian Imports from the United States of Consumer-Oriented and Fishery Products in 2011 P housands of $ roduct Category Value, T 2011 in % in 2011 Growth 2007 - OTHER CONSUMER ORIENTED PRODUC 17,766 25.8 TREE NUTS 13,493 57.2 PROCESSED FRUIT & VEGETABLES 5,646 9.8 WINE & BEER 5,206 59.6 RED MEATS,FRESH/CHILLED/FROZEN 4,062 706.0 FRUIT & VEGETABLE JUICES 3,839 151.6 OTHER FISHERY PRODUCTS 3,526 1495.5 PET FOODS (DOG & CAT FOOD) 2,338 -30.6 EGGS & PRODUCTS 1,616 41.8 SNACK FOODS (EXCLUD. NUTS) 1,381 -21.8 SALMON 1,034 -12.2 MOLLUSCS 648 343.8 FRESH FRUIT 501 53.7 DAIRY PRODUCTS (EXCL. CHEESE) 208 -89.5 RED MEATS, PREPARED/PRESERVED 156 875.0 FRESH VEGETABLES 47 -80.3 CRUSTACEANS 36 -88.4 GROUNDFISH & FLATFISH 14 ∞ NURSERY PRODUCTS & CUT FLOWERS 10 -95.8 CHEESE 8 ∞ BREAKFAST CEREALS/PANCAKE MIX 4 -87.9 POULTRY MEAT 0 0.0 SURIMI 0 0.0 Source: Global Trade Atlas Key Demographic Developments and Their Impact on Consumer Buying Habits Austria has a population of 8.4 million (2011). The number of single households and childless double working partnerships is rising. From 2001 to 2011 there was an increase of 18 percent in single- person households. The number of single households reached 1.33 million in 2011. This corresponds to 36.4 percent of all households. In 2011, an average household consisted of 2.28 people. The median age of Austria’s population is gradually rising. In 2011, 17.7 percent of the total population was over 65 years old. (Source: Statistik Austria) Food Market and Trends When responding to polls, consumers usually express a preference for high quality foods; however, when it comes to actually buying, price appears to be the major purchasing factor for a majority of the population. One result of the global economic difficulties was that Austrian consumers tended to buy lower-priced alternate products but this is changing again with the recovering economy. For special events most people, even in lower income brackets, are willing to spend more for “exclusive” products. In addition, the higher income and gourmet market segments (which regularly buy high priced foods) are growing. The traditional Austrian diet is rich and based on meat, flour, and vegetables. Cakes and bakery 4 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 products are important parts of the diet. There is an increasing interest in healthy lifestyles, especially among younger consumers concerned about excess calories and healthy diets. The younger generation also appreciates trying new products and is a logical segment to aim for with many new food product introductions. Biotech (also called ‘GMO’) products have a very negative image among the Austrian public. Food products that have to be labeled as biotech do not sell in Austria and cannot be found in Austrian retail stores. A counterpoint to the negative view of biotech crops and food products is Austria’s growing market for organic agricultural and food products. The market share of organics in food retail accounts for about 6 percent and Austria has the highest percentage of organic farms in the EU. In 2011, 7.4 percent of all fresh food purchases in Austria were organic. Driven by the Austrian government and NGOs Austrian consumers are getting more and more aware of environmental issues. This creates a rapidly growing market for sustainably produced food products. Reacting to this trend retail chains started launching private labels promoting “sustainability”. The REWE concern for example introduced the label “Pro Planet” where they claim to sell food products produced responsibly for the environment and the society. The discounter Hofer promotes improved carbon footprint for its organic products under the label “Zurueck zum Ursprung”. Furthermore some retailers promote fair trade products. An increasing awareness of allergies is also raising the demand for special allergy-related food products. Due to the increasing number of single households and the rising number of older people seeking companionship, the number of pets should continue to increase, further stimulating demand for pet food. The rise in single households also boosts demand for convenience products and for food eaten outside the home. Singles are not only young urban working people but also retired persons. The rising number of elderly people, many of whom have significant disposable income, creates additional demand for health and specialty nutrition products. 5 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 Advantages and Challenges for U.S. Suppliers on the Austrian Market Advantages/Opportunities Challenges/Constraints High income level of the Austrian population and Foods containing or made from biotech stable economy products are not accepted by consumers and retailers Urban population growing, which boosts demand Competition from EU member states for international food U.S. style food is popular, especially among the Products must meet strict Austrian/EU/retailer younger generation requirements; regional and sustainable products are highly promoted Good reputation of certain U.S. products like Austrian buyers demand quality but also low dried fruits and nuts prices Growing market for organic, sustainable and High promotion costs to increase consumer health food products awareness The Austrian climate limits growing seasons and Highly concentrated food retail market types of products grown Good infrastructure, efficient distribution system, Difficult to acquire shelf space in large most importers speak English supermarket chains Only fresh water fish production (landlocked Growing retailers’ promotion and consumer country); 95 percent of Austrians fish and awareness of carbon footprint results in seafood consumption needs to be imported disadvantage for products with long-distance shipping Growing interest in ethnic foods and sea foods Lack of awareness of high U.S. quality by due to rising vacations in distant and coastal consumers areas Growing pet food market Retailers rarely import products into Austria, they prefer purchases from central buyers including other member states (mainly Germany) II. Exporter Business Tips Local Business Customs In general, food retailers buy domestic and imported products from Austrian and/or German wholesalers. The large supermarket chains have their own purchasing sections, which buy and store foodstuffs centrally for their own retail stores. The central purchasing sections import directly in some instances. However, some items are purchased through wholesale importers (i.e. almonds). Due to the strong concentration of the food retail sector, the supermarket chains are very powerful vis-a-vis producers and slotting fees for retail space are the norm. General Consumer Tastes and Preferences Traditionally, Austrians have conservative tastes which are reflected in the local cuisine and in local production methods and marketing. However, the younger generation appreciates trying new food products and beverages. Austrians prefer foods without artificial flavors, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and preservatives. In addition, consumers reject foods containing biotech products. For this reason, the leading supermarket chains have banned such products from their shelves. 6 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 Organic food products developed from a niche market to significant market share. As of today, sales of organic products account for about 6 percent of retail sales. Economists believe that organic products may someday reach 10 percent of the total food market. “Similarly, there is significant interest in “sustainable” food products. Recently, almost all Austrian retail chains introduced their own voluntary “sustainability” strategies and labels to promote products with environmental, social and economic benefits. “Light” products are also on a rising trend; however, consumers do not seem to tolerate a loss in flavor as compared to “normal” products. Beef and pork consumption has been somewhat declining in the last couple of years, whereas poultry consumption has been increasing. As a result of the financial crisis, consumers tend to buy less expensive meat cuts. Due to increasing health awareness fish consumption is on a rising trend. Cheese consumption, which is already high, continues to rise. This is particularly true for semi-hard and fresh cheeses. With fruit juices, tartness (higher acidity) is preferred over sweeter products. This applies also to white wines. Jams and marmalade are more appealing to Austrians if fruit pieces are included and if they are not too sweet. Cereals sell better if they are crunchy. Food Standards and Regulations See GAIN report: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Report - Austria: General Import and Inspection Procedures Incoming goods go either to the customs storage (small) or to a freight forwarder’s facility at transport terminals or airports. Storage and removal from storage is carried out under the supervision of a customs officer who compares the documents with the commodities. Later, the invoice for import duty is issued. Food inspectors at the port of entry do not routinely check packaged foods. However, the customs officer may take samples to double check for ingredients (sugar, milk powder, alcohol) and that customs duties are paid for these ingredients according to their proportion of the processed product. Veterinary and customs import documents must be in German. Veterinary certificates are usually bi- lingual. There is no appeal of decisions by the customs office or the veterinary service. If an importer objects to the quality of the product, the case can be brought to the arbitration center. Complete information on EU import rules for food products may be found at: http://www.usda-eu.org/trade-with-the-eu/eu-import-rules/ III. Market Sector Structure and Trends Food Market Structure Since EU accession in 1995, concentration in the food industry and food retail sector has accelerated. Many food-processing companies are too small to survive alone when exposed to the larger EU market and many have merged with larger national or foreign firms. Apart from Spar (Internationale Spar Centrale BV), all leading food retailers in Austria are part of large German retailer groups. The top three retail chains have a remarkable 72 percent market share. In 2011, total sales of Austrian 7 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 food retailers were at Euros 19.5 billion. Sales Volume of Leading Austrian Food Retail Chains, Million Euros Food Retail Chain 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012* Rewe Group 4,240.5 5,219.1 5,273.0 5,338.4 5,465.5 5,622.9 Internationale Spar Centrale BV 4,500.2 4,783.1 4,907.4 5,047.8 5,247.1 5,447.9 Aldi Group 3,150.0 3,300.0 3,350.0 3,278.0 3,245.2 3,207.9 Total Food Retail 18,050.6 18,966.7 19,152.2 19,254.4 19,507.4 19,826.1 * Forecast Source: Euromonitor International Domestic Industry Capacity versus Availability of Foreign-Supplied Products More than three-quarters of all agricultural supplies, including ingredients for the food industry, comes from other EU countries. Regarding imports of processed foods, about 90 percent come from other EU countries. The strongest branch of Austria’s food industry is the beverage sector, particularly the brewing industry and the fruit juice industry. The latter imports concentrated citrus juices, particularly orange juice. There is also a strong confectionary and meat industry. Trends in Promotional/Marketing Strategies and Tactics The most efficient advertising is television, which nonetheless tends to be more expensive in Austria than in the United States. The industry uses this medium for promoting food and pet food brands, and the two largest supermarket chains have regular TV spots. Supermarket, hypermarket and discounter chains have their own weekly or bi-weekly flyers in which products available and discounted products in their stores are advertised. These fliers reach a wide range of interested purchasers and thus are regarded as efficient. In-store promotions can also be very successful. (See IV. Best High-Value Product Prospects). Trends in Tourism Sales, Holiday Gift sales, and Internet Sales Tourism contributed about Euro 16.6 billion to Austria’s GDP in 2011 (5.5 percent) and plays an important economic role. In 2011, 126 million overnight stays by tourists were logged. The major share of tourists comes from Germany followed by Netherlands. The main tourist areas are the western and southern alpine regions and the capitals of the federal states. In general, tourists, particularly those from Germany, favor the local Austrian cuisine during their vacation. However, in recent years ethnic foods have become more popular (because of immigration and Austrians traveling abroad) and the demand for seafood has increased. There are only marginal internet sales for food products. IV. Best High-Value Product Prospects Consumer oriented and fishery products, which offer the best U.S. export opportunities, are as follow. 8 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 Total Austrian P Austrian Imports from roduct Cat Imports the U.S. 2011 Market Attractiveness for USA egory 2011 in 1000 in 1000 of of U.S. $ *) U.S. $ *) The Austrian market offers small but lucrative opportunities for fish and seafood products. Fish consumption in Austria is growing as consumers associate fishery products with a modern healthy diet. Domestic fish production is marginal and limited to Fish and fresh water fish like trout and carp. Due to Seafood 459,680 5,258 transshipment within the EU, the real value of imports Products from the United States is thought to be much higher than indicated in customs statistics. Best prospects for U.S. fish and seafood exports are salmon, lobster, shrimps, crabs, caviar substitutes, catfish and scallops. In recent years the demand for frozen U.S. pollack filets has increased significantly. In 2011, the United States was the second most important supplier of tree nuts by quantity to Austria. Most tree nuts are used as ingredients by the food Tree Nuts 120,821 13,493 processing sector. Almonds are the most important commodity within this category. Further products with good sales potential include walnuts, pistachios, pecans, and hazelnuts. Austria has traditionally a high share of domestic wine consumption. However, good prospects exist for “new Wine world wines” including those from the United States. and B 333,107 5,206 In 2011, the United States was the eighth most eer important supplier of wine (by value) in Austria. U.S. wine sales increased in retail stores including discounters who mainly carry inexpensive U.S. wines. Since dog and cat population in Austria is steadily increasing, the demand for dog and cat food is also Pet Foods 198,366 2,338 rising. Austrian companies dominate the pet food market, however, U.S. pet food and ingredients have good market prospects. Austrian imports of processed fruits and vegetables – P mainly prepared nuts/seeds and dried fruits – are rocessed Fruits constantly growing. Those products are mostly used and 770,049 5,646 V as ingredients by the food-processing sector for the egetables production of pastries and breakfast cereals. Dried fruits and prepared nuts are also popular as a snack. A very strong fruit juice industry makes Austria one of Fruit and the most important juice importers worldwide. The Vegetable 359,372 3,839 demand for fruit juices has been steadily growing over Juices the past years. Good opportunities for U.S. fruit juices in the Austrian market are citrus and cranberry juices. Snack Foods The Austrian demand for healthy, organic, innovative, 381 (Excl. Nuts 804,699 1,) and exotic snacks continues to grow. Red Meats Limited but lucrative and increasing opportunities exist Fresh/ for U.S. hormone free high quality beef, game and Chil 741,323 4,062 exotic meat for the upper scale gastronomy. led/ Frozen Eggs & The United States is Austria’s number one supplier of P 0 1,616 albumins and albumin derivates which are used in the rodu 89,65cts food processing industry. In the last two years (2008 9 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 to 2011) Austrian imports of this category from the United States increased by 90 percent. Source: *) Global Trade Atlas V. Key Contacts and Further Information American Embassy Office of Agricultural Affairs Boltzmanngasse 16 A-1090 Wien Phone: + 43 (1) 31 339/ext 2364 or 2293 Fax: + 43 (1) 310 8208 Email: agvienna@fas.usda.gov Website: http://www.usda-mideurope.com/ Bundesministerium fuer Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend (Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth) Stubenring 1 A-1011 Wien Phone: + 43 (1) 71100 – 0 Email: service@bmwfj.gv.at Website: http//.www.bmwfj.gv.at/ Bundesministerium fuer Land- und Forstwirschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft (Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management) Abteilung III 2 (Division III 2) Stubenring 1 A-1011 Wien Phone: + 43 (1) 71100 - 0 Email: infomaster@lebensministerium.at Website: http://www.lebensministerium.at Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (Federal Ministry of Health) Radetzkystraße 2 1030 Wien Tel. +43-1/711 00-0 Fax +43-1/711 00-14300 Website: http://www.bmg.gv.at Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA) (Agricultural Market Austria) Dresdnerstr. 70 A-1200 Wien Phone: + 43 (1) 33 151 - 0 Fax: + 43 (1) 33 151 299 Email: office@ama.gv.at Website: http://www.ama.at Wirtschaftskammer Oesterreich (Austrian Economic Chamber) Wiedner Hauptstr. 63 A-1045 Wien Phone: + 43 (5) 90 900 10 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 Fax: +43 5 90 900 5678 Email: office@wko.at Website: http://wko.at Institut für Lebensmitteluntersuchung Wien Spargelfeldstraße 191 1220 Wien Phone: +43 505 55-35 107 Fax: +43 505 55-35 109 Website: http://www.ages.at/lebensmittel/ueber-uns/lebensmittel/ilmu-wien/ Institut für Lebensmitteluntersuchung Linz Wieningerstraße 8 4020 Linz Phone: +43 50555 41701 Fax: +43 50555 41709 Bundesanstalt fuer Lebensmitteluntersuchung Salzburg Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 47 A-5020 Salzburg, Austria Phone: +43 50555 44100 Fax: 43 50555 44109 Bundesanstalt fuer Lebensmitteluntersuchung Graz Beethovenstr. 8 A-8010 Graz, Austria Phone: +43 50555 61303 Fax: +43 50555 61309 Bundesanstalt fuer Lebensmitteluntersuchung Innsbruck Technikerstr. 70 A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria Phone: + 43 50 555 71222 Fax: + 43 50 555 71201 Lebensmitteluntersuchungsanstalt der Stadt Wien Hennebergg. 3 A-1030 Wien, Austria Phone: +43 (1) 4000 97955 Fax: +43 (1) 4000 9997955 Website: http://www.wien.gv.at/lebensmittel/index.html Oesterreichische Agentur fuer Gesundheit und Ernaehrungssicherheit (Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety) Spargelfeldstrasse 191 Postfach 400 A-1226 Wien Phone: + 43 (5) 0555 – 0 Fax: + 43 (5) 0555 - 22019 Website: http://www.ages.at/ Appendix I 11 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 Table A. Key Trade and Demographic Information AUSTRIA KEY TRADE & DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION YEAR VALUE Agricultural, Fish and Forestry Imports From All Countries ($Mil)/U.S. Market 2011 16,499/ Share (%)1) 0.65% Consumer Food Imports From All Countries ($Mil)/U.S. Market Share (% 1)) 2011 9,135/ 0.62% Edible Fishery Imports From All Countries ($Mil)/U.S. Market Share (% 1)) 2011 460/ 1.14% Total Population (Millions)/Annual Growth Rate (%)3) 2)/ 2011 8.4/ 0.026% Urban Population (%)/ Rate of Urbanizat 2)ion (%) 2010 68% / 0.6% Number of Major Metropolitan Areas 2011 1 Size of the Middle Class (Millions)/Growth Rate (%) n/a n/a Per Capita Gross Domestic Product (U.S. Dollars 2)) 2011 $41,600 Unemployment Rate (% 2)) 2011 4.2% Consumer Per Capita Food Expenditures (Incl. Beverages and Tobacco) (U.S. 2011 $3,675 Dollars 5)) Percent of Female Population Employed (15 to 64 years old)3) 2011 66.5% Average Exchange Rate 2010 (US$1 = 0.719 Euro) 4) 2011 0.719 1) Source: Global Trade Atlas 2) Source: CIA World Factbook 3) Source: Statistik Austria 4) Source: OANDA 5) Source: Euromonitor Table B. Consumer Food & Edible Fishery Product Imports Austria Imports 12 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 (In Millions of U.S. Dollars) Imports from the World Imports from the U.S. U.S. Market Share 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011 CONSUMER-ORIENTED AGRICULTURAL TOTAL 7,991 8,022 9,135 48.6 44.7 56.3 0.61 0.56 0.62 SNACK FOODS (EXCLUD. NUTS) 742 725 805 1.9 1.6 1.4 0.26 0.21 0.17 BREAKFAST CEREALS/PANCAKE MIX 63 58 69 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.17 0.07 0.01 RED MEATS,FRESH/CHILLED/FROZEN 646 625 741 1.6 1.8 4.1 0.25 0.29 0.55 RED MEATS, PREPARED/PRESERVED 273 275 334 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.01 0.02 0.05 POULTRY MEAT 296 307 357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 DAIRY PRODUCTS (EXCL. CHEESE) 395 395 447 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.00 0.05 0.05 CHEESE 414 419 489 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 EGGS & PRODUCTS 90 86 90 1.9 1.6 1.6 2.14 1.86 1.80 FRESH FRUIT 650 684 702 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.06 0.07 0.07 FRESH VEGETABLES 468 547 532 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.02 0.01 0.01 PROCESSED FRUIT & VEGETABLES 670 680 770 7.3 5.2 5.6 1.10 0.76 0.73 FRUIT & VEGETABLE JUICES 256 298 359 2.1 2.3 3.8 0.82 0.76 1.07 TREE NUTS 81 95 121 10.4 9.4 13.5 12.92 9.86 11.17 WINE & BEER 300 298 333 4.5 3.1 5.2 1.50 1.02 1.56 NURSERY PRODUCTS & CUT FLOWERS 430 439 485 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.06 0.01 0.00 PET FOODS (DOG & CAT FOOD) 168 166 198 3.9 2.9 2.3 2.30 1.76 1.18 OTHER CONSUMER ORIENTED PRODUC 2,052 1,924 2,304 14.0 16.1 17.8 0.68 0.84 0.77 FISH AND SEAFOOD PRODUCTS TOTAL 404 397 460 2.3 2.4 5.3 0.56 0.60 1.14 SALMON 48 54 60 0.7 0.4 1.0 1.49 0.75 1.73 SURIMI 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 CRUSTACEANS 52 56 60 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.25 0.21 0.06 GROUNDFISH & FLATFISH 14 14 13 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.11 0.10 MOLLUSCS 13 13 15 0.1 0.5 0.6 1.06 3.65 4.20 OTHER FISHERY PRODUCTS 277 261 311 1.3 1.4 3.5 0.47 0.52 1.13 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT TOTAL 10,644 10,891 12,864 77.9 63.3 85.0 0.73 0.58 0.66 AGRICULTURAL, FISH & FORESTRY TOTAL 13,609 14,027 16,499 92.3 80.7 107.0 0.68 0.58 0.65 Source: Global Trade Atlas Table C. Top 15 Suppliers of Consumer Foods & Edible Fishery Products Consumer Oriented Agricultural Total (In Millions of U.S. Dollars) 13 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 Top 15 Supplier 2009 2010 2011 Germany 3,408 3,380 3,829 Italy 969 1,026 1,156 Netherlands 679 681 728 Switzerland 319 310 362 Hungary 281 291 342 France 275 262 339 Spain 303 307 325 Poland 218 219 264 Belgium 159 159 177 Turkey 112 128 129 Czech Republic 105 88 106 Brazil 72 79 88 China 58 72 83 United Kingdom 57 56 80 Denmark 58 61 77 World 7,991 8,022 9,135 Source: Global Trade Atlas Fish & Seafood Products (In Millions of U.S. Dollars) Top 15 Supplier 2008 2009 2010 Germany 159.2 171.2 156.1 Netherlands 43.6 37.8 51.9 Norway 15.2 23.2 28.5 Denmark 26.2 23.7 24.2 Italy 23.4 20.5 21.5 Vietnam 12.2 12.9 19.5 Poland 9.1 5.5 16.0 France 13.6 12.9 13.5 Thailand 10.0 7.6 13.5 Slovenia 4.5 4.4 8.4 China 5.6 5.6 8.2 Mauritius 3.1 4.1 6.7 Kazakhstan 4.3 4.9 6.3 United Kingdom 3.2 3.3 6.2 Bangladesh 4.9 5.2 6.2 World 403.9 397.2 459.7 Source: Global Trade Atlas Related Reports GAIN Reports 14 Exporter Guide Austria 2012 | Using ‘Sustainability’ to Market U.S. Foods In Europe | Special Certification - Organic/Kosher/Halal, Retail Foods, Market Promotion/Competition | Vienna | EU-27 | 11/7/2012 This report provides information and analysis for U.S. food and agricultural exporters on the topic of ‘sustainability’. 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