Vol. 20 No. 3-4 (2014)
Articles

Significance of vegetable and fruit processing industry with a special regard on berries and nuts

Published September 7, 2014
V. Kurmai
University of Debrecen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Institute of Management Sciences; H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi Street 138.
F. Apáti
University of Debrecen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Institute of Management Sciences; H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi Street 138.
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APA

Kurmai, V., & Apáti, F. (2014). Significance of vegetable and fruit processing industry with a special regard on berries and nuts. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 20(3-4), 49–52. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/20/3-4/1134

The main goal of our paper is to evaluate the economic performance of processing industry and its significance within food industry, furthermore to define economic weight of processed goods made of nuts and berries. Fruit and vegetable processing industry plays a key role in Hungarian food industry: it provides 10% of its production value and revenue, its export is outstanding and its export-import balance was positive in the last 15 years. Purchase of berries has been continuously reduced in the processing industry, mostly raspberry and blackberry decreased. Nut products is and important group; their revenue was 12% of the industry’s revenue in 2012. Processed goods made of nuts and berries are high added value products, while the purchased quantity is small, the value of finished products is high, especially in case of nuts.

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