Swiss food imports growing faster than population

A recent government study revealed that between 1990 and 2016, imports of food products have grown by 80% - three times faster than the Swiss population itself.

Swissinfo.ch asserts that in that period of time, the quantity of imported food consumed per inhabitant went from 344 to 490 kg. The Swiss Customs Administration emphasised in its report that despite import duties for agricultural produce, fruit and vegetable imports have also increased, by 8% and 9%, respectively.

Food and beverages, worth CHF 10 billion (10.07 billion dollars), account for 6% of Switzerland’s total imports.

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