Analysis of the Development Potential of the Food Industry in the EU28

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Building on the idea that the available balance of economic enterprises allows financing of investments as a source of innovation and development, the paper provides the main results of investigation upon the development potential of the food industry in the EU28 countries, in terms of the dynamics and structural comparisons, aiming to highlight the changes in performance and the gaps that determine the hierarchy of countries, in view of increasing their economic convergence as a basic factor for a sustainable Single Market. The research used the comparison of the selected relevant economic and financial indicators for the activity of enterprises in the agri-food manufacturing industry of the countries and groups of states by their current membership to the Eurozone, against the EU28 average, using the most recent available statistical material provided by Eurostat for the last decade.


Food industry Development potential Gross operating surplus European Union 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural EconomicsThe Romanian AcademyBucharestRomania

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