European bioeconomy in figures 2008–2015

29 March 2018

The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. In 2016, a study conducted by nova-Institute showed which macroeconomic effects are generated by these activities, e.g. turnover, employment etc. for the years 2008 and 2013. This study has now been updated with data for 2014 and 2015.
The analysis of the data of 2015 shows that the turnover of the total bioeconomy, including food and beverages and the primary sectors agriculture and forestry, results in €2.3 trillion in the EU-28 (Press Release nova-Institute, 22 February 2018).
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Click here for the report (5.29 MB).

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