Introduction to the Food & Beverage Industry, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

¹ Video Tip For our brief video introduction to the food industry, see www.plunkettresearch.com/video/food/ .   The global food and agricultural industry for 2017 totaled about $8.1 trillion, according to Plunkett Research estimates, or about 10% of the world’s GDP.  Global food exports totaled $1.35 trillion in 2016, according to the World Trade Organization (latest data available).  While it is obvious that food is of equal importance to all people on planet Earth, the relative cost of that food is not equal.  It varies widely due to such influences as location, local food industries and the availability of proper infrastructure…

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