Fruit and Vegetable Sector
On the Market of Rungis, all kinds of fruits and vegetables are present. Products from Ile-de-France or on the other side of the world, forgotten or miniature fruits and vegetables …, the presentation on the displays highlights the freshness and appearance of the selected products with careful attention. More than one million tonnes are marketed annually in this sector. This is the place where new varieties of fruits and vegetables from all over the world are introduced and tested. Kiwi, mini vegetables or edible flowers have thus begun their French career in the spans of Rungis.
The fruit and vegetable sector comprises:
- 9 pavilions + the Producers’ Tile
- Warehouses for logistics and transport
- Accessory buildings
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KEY FIGURES 2016
turnover in the fruit and vegetable sector
fruit and vegetable businesses
tonnes of incoming produce in the fruit and vegetable sector
|Incoming produce 2016 (tonnes)||Variation 2016/2015|
|TOTAL fruit and vegetables||1 199 008||+4%|
|Number of companies||Turnover 2015||Forecasted variation turnover 2015/2014||Employees|
|Wholesalers||238||2 884 446 K€||+8%||3 146|
|Producers||55||22 264 K€||-1%||55|
|Brokers and import-export companies||70||427 761 K€||+11%||245|
|TOTAL fruit and vegetables||363||3 334 471 K€||3 446|
An over-performing sector…
Continuing on from their progression in 2015, the volumes of fruit and vegetables handled at Rungis Market increased a further 4% in 2016 to nearly 1.2 million tonnes. This increase was greater than that achieved at the national market, with household purchases of fruit up 0.4% and vegetables 1.4% (source: Kantar Worldpanel). Incoming deliveries of vegetables to Rungis increased by 2% to nearly 462,000 tonnes and the majority of categories performed well, the most significant including tomatoes (up 3.7% to nearly 90,000 tonnes) and potatoes (up 1.3% to over 92,000 tonnes).
….And one that is driven by fruit sales
The trend has been even more positive where fruit is concerned, with an increase of 6%, reaching 737,300 tonnes. The two leading product categories also experienced growth, with oranges up 5.6% to 64,200 tonnes and bananas up 2% to 138,600 tonnes. There has also been a significant rise in sales of kiwis, avocados and grapes, among other things. Following the various projects that have been undertaken here in previous years, the fruit and vegetable sector continues to grow, notably with the services developed by businesses for their customers, including order preparation and delivery, among others. Last but not least, it is worth highlighting the opening of the Comptoir du Carreau, selling only goods produced in the Île-de-France region, at the centre of the Île-de-France fruit & vegetable producers’ building.