Agro sector

The agro sector is defined as only agriculture, horticulture and fisheries, food and beverage industry and the agricultural manufacturing industry.
Not included are: wholesale and retail trade in foodstuffs and primary products, manufacturing of machinery and equipment, production of fertilisers as well as research and development of agricultural products and processes. Based on this limited definition, the added value for 2014 was calculated which is related to an export value of 45 bn euros in the agrosector. The export value of all agricultural products together exceeded 81 bn euros in 2015. The difference between these two export values lies in not including the exports of agricultural products outside the agro sector (often due to blurry distinctions) and sectors such as the wholesale trade.