Euromonitor International recently released new data about the fresh food industry.

Euromonitor International’s latest research indicates that the global demand for fresh food exceeded 2.2 billion tons in 2015, a 2% growth on 2014. Overall growth was 1% down from previous year but still in line with a CAGR of 2.5% achieved over the review period of 2010-2015. The slowdown in China and the contraction of the Russian and Brazilian markets negatively influenced global growth in 2015.

· China was the world’s largest fresh food market by volume accounting for 42% of global consumption in 2015

· Nuts and fish/seafood have the highest growth potential in the next five years

· Fresh meat makes 41% of fresh food retail value sales in the US

· Per capita consumption of fish/seafood in Asia Pacific is 275% higher than in North America

· Americans consumed approximately 5kg of fresh fish and seafood per person in 2015, which is 74% less than the global average of 8.7kg

· Trends towards healthier diets influenced the fresh food market in 2015. Americans are increasingly “counting ingredients, not calories”

Learn more about the report.