Frozen fries:
facts & figures on export/import

Belgium is the world’s No.1 exporter of frozen fries. 90% of its production is freighted to over 100 countries worldwide. The Belgian delicacies thank their success to Belgium’s unique position: from the very heart of Europe’s potato cultivation, the Belgian growers combine craftsmanship with high-tech technologies – producing high-quality potatoes and processed potato products.

Share in China

With a volume share of 12.5% in 2019, Belgium is the third supplier of frozen fries to China in the world.

Source: International Trade Centre

Fries have a long tradition in Belgium and Europe as a highly appreciated delicacy. Now, they are making their way to China as Asia is of one of the world’s largest fast-growing regions, with a rising middle class, rapid urbanisation and an overall young population.

Source: Eurostat