What proportion of California’s raisin crop is exported to Europe?

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What proportion of California’s raisin crop is exported to Europe?

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About a third of California’s raisin production is exported, or 100,000 tonnes, of which 45,546 is shipped to Northwestern Europe. The UK and Germany together take an 88% share. The UK is traditionally Europe’s biggest importer of dried vine fruit, followed by Germany then Denmark. GT – What proportion of raisins coming into the UK are Californian? 21 different raisin varieties are imported into the UK from nine countries. Some 50-60% of the total volume of raisins is Californian. GT – What different forms are California raisins imported to Europe in? California Raisins are shipped in bulk in their natural form, or as juice concentrate or paste. Each form has its own specific benefits for the end user, such as mould inhibitors or fat replacement. These last two factors are of particular interest to bakery. GT – Can you explain these terms? In bakery production, people often add fat to improve the flavour: raisins have a similar effect and are healthier. Raisins also contain a natural p

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