The Biggest Food Importers of the World
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The Biggest Food Importers of the World

Jennifer Broadley 2 Feb, 2017
The Biggest Food Importers of the World

Agricultural goods and food products represent one of the most traded commodities in the world. In this article find out what are the world's largest food importers.

Here is the top 10 biggest food importers of the world:

1. The United States

Imports: beverages, spirits and vinegar; fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates; edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons; meat; edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers; preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; cocoa and cocoa products; dairy produce; natural honey; cereals. 

2. Germany

Imports: edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons; oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; coffee, tea, maté and spice; cereals.

3. Japan

Imports: fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates; meat, cereals; oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; fruits and nuts, vegetables, dairy products.  

4. The United Kingdom

Imports: meat, fruits and nuts, vegetables, flour, dairy products, cocoa and cocoa products, beverages.

5. France

Imports: meat, fruits and nuts, fish, honey, eggs, tea, coffee, animal or vegetable fats, grains, seeds, live trees, sugar. 

6. Netherlands

Imports: fruits, animal and vegetable fats, meat, oil seeds, cereals and cereal products, dairy products, spices, tea, coffee.

7. China

Imports: oleaginous fruits, oil seeds, cereals, meat, fish, flour, vegetables, sugar, cocoa, spices. 

8. Italy

Imports: meat, vegetable fats, fish, dairy products, nuts, fruits, citrus peel, tea, beverages, cereals. 

9. Belgium

Imports: sugar, plants and trees, beverages, cocoa and cocoa products, cereals, oil seeds, tea, coffee.

10. Russia

Imports: meat, fruits, nuts, dairy products, vegetables, oil seeds, coffee, tea, cocoa products, sugar.

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