France Honey Market By Application (Food & Beverages, Personal Care & Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical), By Distribution Channel (Online, Supermarket/Hypermarket and Convenience Stores), Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report and Forecast 2020 - 2026
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The France Honey Market would witness market growth of 12.5% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026). Honey is considered as semi-liquid sweet golden-colored syrup that is produced by honeybees and other insects. Bees collect nectar from flowers and as food and make honey from that nectar.
It is produced by the enzymatic and regurgitation activity of the bees. Honey possesses distinct composition & chemical properties and can be stored for a longer period of time. Honey is highly nutritious and has antimicrobial properties. The FDA has established a set of guidelines that must be fulfilled to label sugar as pure honey. It is popular to use honey in diet due to its health benefits. It is scientifically proved that honey is helpful in cough suppression.
In the European Union, France is the fifth largest producer of honey. It has the oldest honey industry in the globe. As per the Statista research department, in 2018 about 10,600 tons of honey produced by beekeepers in France. The European Commission reported a decrease in the number of hives in this region as compared to last year. This will directly affect the production of honey in the country. European Union is the largest consumer of honey in the globe. Out of this France comprises only 10% of the demand. The consumption of honey has been increased in France in the past few years. Therefore it is expected that the import of natural honey in France will surpass during the forecast period. According to the Connexion French news, Jean-Luc Debaisieux, vice-president of a beekeeping federation stated the honey production in France is expected to increase by 3 fold in 2020-21 due to warm weather.
Lune De Miel Rosemary Honey is a well-known brand of honey in France. Miel de Corse offers pure honey to consumers. Provence honey comes in various ranges of aromas. This company produces about 2000 tonnes of honey per year.
The French farmers hit hard by the sudden outbreak of COVID-19. They faced a shortage of manpower and disruption of the supply chain which in turn affected the production. The complete shutdown of the European market brought the seasonal worker to survive for their livelihood. For this, the French government extended its help to the local beekeepers. According to World Trade Organization, there was an approximately 12.9 percent drop in global merchandise trade in 2020. The complete lockdown in the country resulted in the disruption of the supply chain and transportation that directly affected the import of honey in France. Though, confinement due to the COVID-19 outbreak added favorable conditions for the beekeepers in France. Apiculture is still a poorly recognized field. The honey industry is lagging in France due to a lack of skilled trainers. Other factors include a poor link between the buyer and producer.
Recent studies demonstrated the antibacterial properties of honey. Honey is also a very useful ingredient in herbal medicines. Honey is commonly used in processed foods, beverages, jellies, and jams. The increasing concern about health is one of the factors leading to increased consumption among the health-conscious population. There are various health benefits of honey, thus it is used as an important ingredient in healthcare and beauty products. Many scientific studies have proved that honey is also helpful in decreasing the risk of heart diseases.
Scope of the Study
Market Segments Covered in the Report:
- Food & Beverages
- Personal Care & Cosmetics
By Distribution Channel
- Convenience Stores
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