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Vegetables Imports

Map No. 44

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Germany and the United Kingdom import the most US$ worth of vegetables (net). Spain and the Netherlands export the highest US$ worth of vegetables (net).

The volume of Western European vegetable trade partly reflects the large number of territorial borders within Europe. If the United States (with two and a half times the land area of Western Europe) were divided into 24 territories rather than just one, what is currently internal trade in vegetables would become ‘international’. The United States would consequently be more dominant on this map. As internal trade is not shown the United States remains smaller than Europe.

"In Switzerland the domestic organic label, Bio Suisse, actually prohibits air transport of organic products. " James J. Ferguson, 2004

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide net imports of vegetables (in US$) that are received there. Net imports are imports minus exports. When exports are larger than imports the territory is not shown.

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