Manufacturers of ethnic foods should consider selling in mainland Europe, due to saturation in some market sectors in the UK, says market development consultancy Food from Britain (FFB). It claims the market in Spain is growing by 30% a year, for example, and Belgium is also strong.

Buoyant sectors in ethnic foods include demand for Mexican food in Sweden and Indian food in Germany, according to FFB. The UK dominates the ethnic food market in Europe with sales worth £1 billion annually