Facts & Figures

New Facts on the Flour Milling Industry
  • The European flour milling industry is the leading food industry in grain processing, using around 45 million tonnes of common wheat and rye plus 2 million tonnes of oats a year to produce around 35 million tons of flour on an annual basis (EU-27)
  • The number of flour milling company exceeds 3 800, of which a large majority are small and medium-sized companies
  • The sectors employs over 45 000 people and estimated 350 000 indirect labour at European farm level due to its central position in the food chain (Source: LEI-Wageningen UR study)
  • Destination of flour in Europe is as follows:
flour-consumed

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