The production of Cabbage
Native to Europe, cabbage cultivation is now widespread throughout the world.
Globally, the area cultivated for the production of cabbages is of about 1,600,000 hectares, which produce about 200 quintals per hectare.
Worldwide, the production of cabbage is particularly widespread in India (with 88,000 cultivated hectares), China (55,000), France (35,000) and Italy (28,000).
About 80% of the total world production of cabbage comes from Asia and Europe.
Italy, with 8% of total world production ranks 4th in the world production of cabbage
The Italian regions where the production of cabbage is more developed are Campania, Sicily, Lazio, Abruzzo and Puglia.
Given the fact that cabbage is easy available on the market and that numerous varieties of cabbages are available, the presence of cabbage on the fruit and vegetable market is virtually guaranteed all year round.
The overall world consumption of cauliflower tends to fluctuate from year to year, without showing a clear trend.
The consumption of cauliflower in France, among the world's leading producers of cauliflower, ranges between 4.1 and 4.7 kg per capita per year since 2000, with the exception of 2006, when French have consumed an average of 3.4 kg per capita. According to the latest figures published by Eurostat, in 2009 the per capita consumption of cauliflowers in France was of 9.3% higher compared to the previous year, recording the highest consumption of caulifloewer in the last 10 years.