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Export indicator for the food industry: rising costs,

Supply chain bottlenecks and war in Ukraine delay recovery

Export climate (PHOTO)

Berlin (ots) – After a recovery in 2021, the mood of the

export of the food industry in 2022 taking into account the

economic and political uncertainty again put a brake on them.

This was the result of the IV Foreign Trade Seminar of the Agricultural and

Joint study of the food industry “BVE-AFC export indicator

2022″ of the Federal Association of the German Food Industry and the AFC

management consulting.

The assessment of the business situation, which has stagnated at the level of the previous year, and

Significantly more pessimistic business expectations on food exports also contributed

less than 15 percentage points with respect to the previous year and a balance of

a total of 7 percentage points to a significant decline in export climate. That

The pre-crisis level of 2019 was 37 percentage points


The export business is an important pillar for the food industry

additional growth in addition to the saturated main sales market of Germany

To generate. Therefore, the export and development of new sales markets in

abroad is of particular importance to the industry. In the last 12 months it was

however, one in two companies (47 percent) with export barriers in

selected target markets. The main reasons for this are in

political or economic crises (35%), as well as bureaucratic obstacles

(20%) to search. A look into the future also remains cautious:

Two out of three companies (63 percent) plan based on the

world economic situation in the next 12 months without new markets

open. In 2019, only 38 percent of companies said this.

“Only open agricultural and food markets with diversified supply chains

ensure global food security in times of crisis. it is consequently

fatal when companies withdraw from international trade,

therefore it urgently needs measures to stabilize the international order.

This requires the conclusion of trade agreements with strategically important markets.

but also a successful reform of the WTO and

create fair competitive conditions for global agricultural trade

decisive. Protectionist measures such as the introduction of punitive tariffs

or other tariff and non-tariff barriers are like

reject the interruption of commercial relations”, sums up Stefanie Sabet,

General Director of the Federal Association of the German Food Industry.

The survey also asked companies about the topic “Challenges in

international supply chains” surveyed, with 89 percent of

Manufacturers declared that they were able to export in the last 12 months

Having been constrained by bottlenecks in the supply chain. “Minor

transportation capacities” (26%), “raw material bottlenecks” (25%) and “bottlenecks in

packaging materials” (22%) were identified as the main causes: “The

recent years and its crises have shown more than clearly that this

The system of global supply chains that has worked for decades is beginning to falter

advised. Everyone involved along the food value chain must agree

wonder if a ‘keep it up’ for the future is logical or if it is

It’s time to break new ground. Challenges along supply chains

can only be done together with all business stakeholders,

Politics and science can be resolved in a cooperative approach. business

The food industry should review single sourcing strategies

are operable in the long term. The current turning point offers the impetus

To diversify supply chains and thus reduce dependencies.

Requirements for product integrity and resilient supply chains must be part

of transformation to minimize supply chain bottlenecks in the future,”

recommends Anselm Elles, managing partner of AFC.

The current survey also asked about the most important sales markets.

The industry. Expectations of the EU markets and third countries fell

inconsistent. The industry is particularly promising in the EU markets

of export to the Netherlands, France and Belgium growth. In the

third country markets, growth expectations were only for Switzerland

specified, while manufacturers in particular in the countries of Russia, China and

anticipate falling sales in the UK.

The export indicator of the German food industry is a format for monitoring the

export barometer and is carried out by the AFC consultancy on behalf of the BVE

created management consulting.

The export indicator for the German food industry is based on a

Resolution of the German Bundestag financed by the Federal Ministry of

food and agriculture.

Press contact:

Federal Association of the German Food Industry (BVE)

numeric oliver

Head of press and public relations

Telephone: +49 175 437 1721

Email: mailto:[email protected]

Additional material: http://presseportal.de/pm/18130/5243732

OTS: Federal Association BVE d. german food industry


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