Food product wholesale trade: leading wholesale sales

Benoît Trinquier, division Commerce, Insee

Within the wholesale trade, including intermediaries, the food industry accounted for a quarter of goods sales and one sixth of employees. It led wholesale sales, ahead of sales of domestic goods. Food wholesalers mainly received supplies from producers in France and supplied retailers for the majority. They were less involved in foreign trade than wholesalers overall.

Insee Focus
No 58
Paru le : 26/04/2016