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Economic Importance

Fedima represents the national bakery ingredients associations in 13 Member States.

Currently there are about 200 companies (indirectly) member of Fedima. They provide direct employment to 2.000 persons within Europe. Most of them are highly skilled professionals, bakers.

The combined turnover is about 5 billion Euro.

Although we observe a concentration in the market; most of the members remain medium-sized companies and specialise in a particular branch of the bakery and/or pastry chain.

Some European based companies operate at a worldwide level and are leading the market in most continents across the globa. Our problems become global.

Reseach and innovation are important. We estimate an average 2.8% of turnover in R&D. This is far beyond the average figures within the food and drink industries.