It is impossible to imagine our lives without food; milk, fruit, berries, vegetables, meat, eggs, fish, grain and other, as well as products made of the above are an integral part of a human’s life. Most of people in the whole world buy products from hypermarkets or marketplaces, to which products are supplied by food companies or farmers. Food processing industry is one of the oldest ones here in Latvia, and it plays a very important role in the Latvian economy.
Almost 20% of the total area of Latvia consist of arable land giving us a possibility to grow our own local products, and the producers are able to trace the quality of their products to ensure that an end-consumer receives an approved, safe and qualitative product.
We are also known as great producers of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. One of our strongest points is the production of beer; there are over 20 breweries registered in Latvia and only a small part of the manufactured products is exported to other countries, because the demand from our locals and our visitors is very high.
Most of the manufactured products are realized by Latvian food processing companies here in Latvia, however more than 30% of the total products manufactured in this industry are exported abroad. The global financial crisis of 2009 has influenced the total indicators in the industry, the same as the Russian import ban of 2015 has, nevertheless Latvian producers have successfully recovered from the difficulties experienced, and a slow, but steady growth can be felt now.
The Latvian food processing companies strive to ensure that equipment used is up-to-date, efficient and environmentally friendly. Only by…