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.