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Survey: Only half of food on Slovak shop shelves comes from Slovakia

The proportion of domestic food products on sale in shops isn't as great in Slovakia as it is in the surrounding EU countries, said head of the Slovak Food Chamber (PKS) Jarmila Halgašová on Tuesday, June 7, presenting the results of a survey involving 360 shops across Slovakia. The representative survey was carried out by the GfK agency between April 8 and 26 and encompassed 16 groups of products.

The proportion of domestic food products on sale in shops isn't as great in Slovakia as it is in the surrounding EU countries, said head of the Slovak Food Chamber (PKS) Jarmila Halgašová on Tuesday, June 7, presenting the results of a survey involving 360 shops across Slovakia. The representative survey was carried out by the GfK agency between April 8 and 26 and encompassed 16 groups of products.

"Domestic products account for only 50 percent of [food] products on shop shelves in Slovakia," Halgašová said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. "Based on the latest statistics from Eurostat, the ratio of domestic foodstuffs is less than 50 percent, while the proportion is more than 85 percent in Poland, over 72 percent in the Czech Republic and 71 percent in Hungary," she said. Slovak tinned food and alcohol-free beverages came bottom in the rankings, with their ratios at 27 and 36 percent, respectively. Conversely, Slovak mineral water (67 percent), meat products (62 percent) and dairy products (57 percent) enjoyed the highest ratios. The survey also revealed that the larger a shop is, the lower its ratio of Slovak products, with hypermarkets at 51.8 percent, supermarkets at 56.9 percent, and small shops top at 67.3 percent.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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