Italy Surpasses Germany To Claim Ice Cream Throne, Study Finds
Italy has surpassed Germany in terms of ice cream sales, accounting for 19% of total ice cream sales in Europe last year.
Italians consumed 595 million litres of ice cream last year, putting it ahead of Germany, which accounted for 515 million litres (16% of the EU total), France with 454 million litres (14%), Spain with 301 million litres and Poland with 264 million litres.
The figures come from an analysis by Italian farmers cooperative Coldiretti of Eurostat data, which also highlighted the 'de-seasonalisation' of ice cream consumption, with shoppers now turning to frozen snacks all year round.
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