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Hungarian farmers grew less fruit and vegetables in 2010

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.