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Agriculture and rural development

Trade and international policy analysis

Information on the statistics collected, trade and policy analyses, agri-food monitoring reports and studies used to ensure delivery of CAP objectives.

Overview

The international dimension is part and parcel of the common agricultural policy (CAP), as maintaining a healthy balance of imports and exports is key to safeguarding internal market stability.

In order to ensure the delivery of the CAP objectives, the European Commission collects statistics and produces analyses of agricultural trade and international agri-food policy developments.

Monitoring EU agri-food trade

The monthly agri-food trade report provides the most up-to-date information on imports and exports of EU agri-food products. The series highlights the latest statistics relating to trading relationships and product categories, identifying notable developments and emerging trends.

Latest edition

Publications à caractère général31 janvier 2023
Monitoring EU agri-food trade

The latest monthly agri-food trade report shows imports and exports of EU agri-food products in October 2022, with a special focus on wheat and maize in the world.

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Annual EU trade with third countries

    4 MAI 2020
    Agri-food trade statistical factsheet – Extra EU 27
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    Studies

    The European Commission and its partners regularly undertake studies to assess the impact of international trade agreements on agriculture. For each trade agreement, the Commission runs impact assessments before the launch of negotiations and sustainability impact assessments during their conduct. The Commission also undertakes cumulative impact studies to analyse the combined impact of the various agreements that are in the process of being signed or negotiated.

    Monitoring agri-trade policy

    Monitoring agri-trade policy (MAP) is an annual publication that provides in-depth analysis of the dominant issues concerning agri-food policy and agricultural trade in general. The series contains a detailed overview of the international agri-food trade environment, with a focus on key products and partners.

    8 SEPTEMBRE 2021
    Monitoring agri-trade policy: agri-food trade in 2020
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    In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic caused one of the biggest ever recessions in global economic activity and world trade. The EU economy contracted by 6%, with exports falling by 9% and imports by 12%. Despite this, EU agri-food trade increased to €306 billion. Agri-food imports and exports grew by 0.5% and 1.4% respectively, reinforcing the EU’s position as a global leader in international agri-food trade.

    28 JUIN 2021
    Monitoring agri-trade policy – 2021: EU poultry exports to West Africa
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    The West-African region is rapidly developing, with a booming population. The provision of basic needs to ensure a balanced diet remains a prerequisite for further growth, prosperity and stability in the region. This brief provides facts and figures on EU poultry exports to West Africa and reflects on key developments of the sector in this area.

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