The total gross value added (GVA) generated by the Crop production and food industry was around 4.8 billion EUR in 2021, which is 10.8% of the total GVA of the country and 9.0% of Serbia’s GDP. Observed by activities, nearly 3.2 billion EUR was created by crop and animal production (67.0%) and 1.2 billion EUR by the manufacture of food products (25.8%). The other activities have a negligible contribution. From 2017 to 2021, the GVA share of crop production and food industry in total GVA and GDP of the Republic of Serbia shows a slightly downward trend.
Export of crop and food products in 2022 amounted to 4.8 billion EUR which is 17.4% of total export but despite the negative effects caused by the Ukrainian crisis, the export of these products is one of the most improving indicators. The crop production and food industry is hiring 119.8 thousand workers (5.3% of total employment) while most are employed in the manufacture of food products (89.7 thousand). In the Crop production and food industry in 2022 was operating 9.5 thousand active companies and 10.3 thousand entrepreneurs which is in total nearly 19.8 thousand.