DEVELOPMENT AND TRENDS IN THE HUNGARIAN CANNING INDUSTRY

L. Toma
Hungarian canning industry was one of the most powerfully progressing branches of the food industry in the past years. The processing of raw materials of plant origin is decisive in its activity, attaining 90 % of the total production. Within this, about 70 % of the finished products are made from raw materials provided by vegetables.

The development of the canning industry is well demonstrated by the formation of the production of commodities since 1950 /table 1/.

The most striking progress was in the years following the sixtieth. A basic requirement for this important evolution was the growing demand for canned products on the rouble accounting markets, at first place from the part of the Soviet Union. In addition, domestic consumption showed a very moderate increase.

This all enabled the powerful enlargement of the production capacity which has been required later, too, by our obligations undertaken in international agreements. The reconstruction of our actually working plants was one element of this increase, and the building of three new factories with high production capacities, the other.

Toma, L. (1988). DEVELOPMENT AND TRENDS IN THE HUNGARIAN CANNING INDUSTRY. Acta Hortic. 220, 45-50
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.220.4
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.220.4

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