Sweden has been the world leader in food exports, with exports up 14% this year, the country’s food agency said.
The UK has been on top of the global food trade charts, with the UK leading the way with more than £1.2bn worth of food exports last year.
It was followed by China, Germany and France, which had total exports of more than €2.2 billion.
Sweden is the third biggest food exporter in the world, behind the United States and the European Union.
The country’s exports are valued at about €8 billion, up from €5.2 bn in 2013.
Swedish food exports rose by 11% to €1.4 billion in 2016, the report said.
It also said Sweden had been “the world’s largest food exporters for the past 10 years”, adding that Sweden had exported food worth almost €2 trillion.
Swedes were the biggest exporters of fruit and vegetables, followed by vegetables and fruits, dairy products and eggs, and poultry, fish and meat.
Switzerland was the second largest food producer in the EU, accounting for 12% of its exports last years food exports.
Swiss food exports have risen by more than 10% to more than $1.1 billion in the past year.
Swede exports to the UK were worth $2.5 billion, followed closely by Germany, followed with France and the United Kingdom, the agency said in a statement.
The agency said that the EU-Sweden trade agreement, which aims to create a “common trading paradigm”, has helped to make the EU “the largest exporter of food in the entire world”.
The report also found that food production is growing faster than other sectors in the economy.
In 2016, food production grew at an average rate of 1.7% per year.