The European Union (EU) member state that imports the most outside the 2021 community space of Portugal, only behind Poland, Belgium and Spain, data released today by Eurostat.
Published on the eve of World Bee Day, which is celebrated on August 20, data from the official statistics office that, in the year, EU Member States imported 173,400 tonnes of natural past honey from non-EU countries, not of 405.9 million euros, having only exported 25,500 tonnes outside the EU, with a value of 146.6 million euros.
The Eurostat that marks Germany was responsible in 2021 for 30% of the total pieces of extra-community honey, having imported tons. %), Spain with 4,500 (8%) and Portugal with 7,100 tonnes, which represents 4% of the EU’s tonnes of honey last year, compared to 6,300 tonnes in 2020 and 5,400 tonnes in 201.
Data from national states show that Ukraine is the main country of origin of tonnes of third-party honey, with 33,800% of the country imported from the EU, followed by China with 48,000 tonnes (28%), Mexico with 15,500 (9% ), Argentina with 14,400 tons (8%) and Brazil with 7,900 tons (5%).
In terms of honey exports to extra-EU countries, Spain was the member state that exported the most in 2021 (6,900 tons), with Portugal exporting only about 180 tons.