Netherlnds' onion exports
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One of those “Hey, I bet you don’t know this” blogs from FoodCarePlus marketing and sales director Steve Alerts, a well-known and sometimes controversial figure in the perishables logistics industry. Here he’s talking about onions, and relates some astounding facts: the Netherlands is Europe’s largest producer, with annual exports of over 1.5 million tonnes, equating to around 44,000 teu, a year. The largest non-EU markets are Senegal, Ivory Coast and Malaysia – the latter importing 550 million onions every year – or 18 for each Malaysian citizen.

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