Search
homeHome page > En > Valorial > Food & Farming in Western France

Food & Farming in Western France

Food & farming in western France, land of growth and innovation
Food & farming in western France, land of growth and innovation  

Valorial: the competition cluster in Europe’s leading food producing region!

850 food companies with 10+ employees
 
Turnover of €35bn, including €4bn of exports
 
130,000 jobs through direct employment
 
Over 2000 researchers*
 
30 higher education institutes*
 
*within Valorial sectors
 

Portfolio

The food industry in Western France

Brittany

- No. 1 food producing region in France
- 415 companies with 10+ employees
- 60,000 jobs
- €18bn annual turnover (13% of the sector’s national   turnover)
- €2.5bn turnover from exports
- €490m annual investment
- Foodstuffs = No. 1 regional sector
 
 
 

Pays de la Loire

- No. 2 food producing region in France
- 310 companies with 10+ employees
- 43,000 jobs
- €12bn annual turnover
- €1.1bn turnover from exports
- 790m annual investment
- Foodstuffs = No. 1 regional sector (22% of workforce)
 
 
 

Basse-Normandie

- No. 10 food producing region in France
- 120 companies with 10+ employees
- 15,000 jobs
- €4.7bn annual turnover
- €0.6bn turnover from exports.
- €170m annual investment

 
 
Source : EAE 2007/MAAP