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Association of Crop Farming and Food Industry

The total gross value added (GVA) generated by Crop production and food industry was around 4.3 billion EUR in 2020, which is 11.1% of the total GVA of the country and 9.5% of Serbia’s GDP. Observed by activities, nearly 2.8 billion EUR was created by crop and animal production (65.7%) and 1.1 billion EUR by the manufacture of food products (26.6%). The other activities have a negligible contribution. From 2016 to 2020, 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 2021 amounted to 4.2 billion EUR which is 19.5% of total export but despite the negative effects caused by the pandemic, export of these products is one of the first fully recovered indicators. The crop production and food industry is hiring 123.9 thousand workers (5.6% of total employment) while most are employed in the manufacture of food products (92.5 thousand). In the Crop production and food industry in 2021 was operating 9.7 thousand active companies and 10.1 thousand entrepreneurs which is in total nearly 19.8 thousand. 

Share of GVA by Crop Farming and Food Industry in Total GVA and GDP (in %)

Foreign Trade (in EUR billion)

Active Companies and Entrepreneurs in Crop Farming and Food Industry

Employment in Crop Farming and Food Industry by Activities (CA 2010)

Industrial Production Indices in the Period 2016-2020, Compared to the Averages of Previous Year

Sales of Crop Farming and Food Industry by Activities (CA 2010), In 000 EUR

For more information about economic analysis from this industry and our other activities, please contact Association for Crop farming and food industry on email biljna@pks.rs and prehrambena@pks.rs.