Food production in Germany from 2008 to 2021 December

Production trend of German food industry at -0.5% p.a., sales trend at +1.4% p.a.

Update February 8th, 2022 - The main advantage of food production (without beverage) is immediately apparent in the diagram below: a stable, smooth production trend.


We look at the course of the dashed trend line that marks the moving one-year trend. In 2010 this trend already exceeded the pre-crisis level and continued to rise until 2012. Then food production stagnated for four years until a growth trend has begun in mid-2016.


However, this slight growth trend ended in February 2018.

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Production of the German food and beverage industry from 2008 to 2021.

Since February 2018 food production has been stagnating by -0.5% p.a.

Sales trend at +1.4% p.a.

The red dashed line in the following diagram illustrates the sales trend. This trend is determined as a moving one-year average of the monthly quotations of the sales index of the Federal Statistical Office.

Sales of food industry in Germany from 2008 to 2021.

Sales exceeded the pre-crisis level for the first time in July 2011, grew further until July 2014 and then declined again until mid-2017. Since July 2017 there has been a renewed growth trend in sales of 1.1% per year up to December 2021.

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