In 2022, the European Union churned out a staggering 3.2 billion liters of ice cream, marking a 5% growth from the previous year, as reported by the EU’s statistical agency, Eurostat.
Taking the top spots in ice cream production within Europe were Germany, boasting 620 million liters, followed closely by France with 591 million liters, and Italy producing 571 million liters.
Not only did Germany secure its position as the largest ice cream producer in 2022, but it also claimed the title for the most affordable, offering ice cream at an average price of €1.5 per liter.
France reported an average price of €1.9 per liter of ice cream, while Italy’s frozen delights came at a slightly higher cost of €2.3 per liter.
However, the distinction for the priciest ice cream went to Austria, where the average cost stood at a hefty €7 per liter. Following suit were Denmark (€4.4) and Finland (€2.8).