Hungarian farmers grew 1.9 million tons of fruit and vegetables in 2010, down 32% and 10%, respectively, from 2009, according to a survey by GfK Hungária and Agrár Európa.
Hungarian households purchased 914,000 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables at a total cost of HUF 226 billion last year, the survey shows. The price of vegetables rose 22% in 2010, while that of fruit increased 51% last year as compared to 2009.
Vegetable exports rose 16% in 2010 from a year before, while imports rose 26%. Fruit exports were up 9% last year, while imports rose 2%.
The most popular fruits in Hungary in 2010 were apples and watermelons.