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29 Catalan companies to take part in Anuga, the world’s most important Food and Agriculture Fair

From the 10th to the 14th of October, the German city of Cologne will host Anuga, the world’s most important Food and Agriculture Fair which gathered together, in its last edition, nearly 7,000 exhibitors from 100 countries. Catalonia’s food industry will be represented through two main sectors; olive oil and nuts on the one hand, and cold meats on the other. The Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Food is aware of the importance of the EU market, as more than 50% of Catalonia’s food and beverage production is exported there. Moreover, the EU is the biggest consumer of food and beverages, ahead of the US and China.

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07 October 2015 04:12 PM

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ACN / Sara Prim

Barcelona (CNA).- Catalonia’s food and agriculture industry will have a strong presence in Anuga, the world’s most important fair in the sector. From the 10th to the 14th of October, 29 Catalan companies will exhibit their products in the German city of Cologne and will be divided into two big areas: olive oil and nuts, on the one hand, and cold meats on the other. Anuga’s last edition, two years ago, gathered together nearly 7,000 exhibitors from 100 countries. The EU is Catalonia’s main partner and the final destination for more than 50% of its food and beverage production. 


The Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Food has selected 29 companies to take part in Anuga, the world’s most important Food and Agriculture Fair, to be held in the German city of Cologne from the 10th to the 14th of October.

Half of the companies will be in the ‘multiproduct stand’ and will mainly exhibit Catalonia’s production in the field of olive oil and nuts. The stand will be comprised of Small and Medium-sized companies and cooperatives such as ‘Olis de Catalunya Ltd’, ‘Agrupació Olearia Lleidatana SLU’ and ‘Nortoliva’, amongst others. 

However, there will also be space for other products such as rice, soups and stocks, potatoes, cooked meals, deserts and snacks, ecologic food and ‘cava’, the typical Catalan champagne.

The other main sector to be exhibited in Anuga is cold meats. The meats stand will display the wares of 14 companies dedicated to this area, with most of the companies hailing from the north of Catalonia. ‘Ecològica dels Pirineus’,‘Boadas 1880’ and ‘Casanova Hermanos’ are some examples.

The importance of the EU market

With a sales value worth 1,244 billion euros, the food industry is the biggest sector in Europe. Almost 50% of these sales belong to Small and Medium-sized Companies, which represent 63% of the sector.   

The EU represents a market of 507 million people and 28 states with common features regarding consumer habits. The EU is the biggest consumer of food and beverages on the planet with 19% of the world’s total consumption, ahead of the US and China, and this figure is expected to grow by 18% within the next 5 years. The food and beverage industry is also key in terms of occupation, as 4.2 million people across the EU work in the nearly 300,000 companies that make up this sector.  

Germany, the third destination country

The Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Food is aware of the importance of the EU market, since more than 50% of Catalonia’s food and beverage production is exported there. Germany is the third country in the world in terms of being a destination for the produce of Catalonia’s food industry and the value of sales to this country of food and beverages is expected to grow by 15.5% by 2020.

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  • Catalan exhibitors in last's Anuga Food and Agriculture Fair (by Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Food)

  • Catalan exhibitors in last's Anuga Food and Agriculture Fair (by Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Food)