Despite being the continent with the greatest economic development, Europe has failed to eliminate inequalities between countries and regions. When analyzing the primary sector, especially agriculture, the disparities in technology, productivity and production between the highly developed western region and the more traditional southern and eastern regions (less modernized) are evident.
See Europe’s economy by region:
Western Europe: Among the countries of Western Europe, Spain, France and the United Kingdom stand out. These have a population of around 196 million inhabitants, that is, it is a very populous and populated region.
According to Petsinclude, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg make up one of the most industrialized regions in the world, along with these countries stands out Benelux. In this region, in addition to industry, energy production, mineral extraction, cereal cultivation and tourism activities stand out, especially in Monaco.
Northern Europe: Northern Europe also has an industry-based economy, notably iron ore, the great hydraulic potential for the production of electricity, and the large production of wood from paper and cellulose.
As for livestock , the highlight is the breeding of cattle, which is not very developed in the region because of the cold climate; and, as far as agricultural production is concerned, the cultivation of cereals, potatoes and sugar beet stands out.
Eastern Europe : Eastern Europe also has its economy based on industry, energy and mineral production. Some countries are weakened because they are going through a transition phase between socialism and capitalism. The highlights of Eastern industry are Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In agriculture, most of its space is occupied by cereals, mainly wheat.
Within the agricultural area, the highlight is the creation of cattle, pigs and sheep.
Central Europe: In Central Europe, in relation to the economy, the equipment industry in general stands out. It is one of the richest areas in carboniferous, with a strong concentration of steel and mechanics, but with great prominence for Germany, with steel, machinery, chemical, automotive and electrotechnical industries, being thus a great world power and presenting low agricultural productivity, a fact that has been changing.
Central European agriculture’s main production is that of cereals and sugar beet. The dominant livestock is that of cattle, for the production of dairy products, but also the creation of pigs stands out.
Southern Europe: Southern Europe also has its economy based on industry, with emphasis on Italy, which has great potential in the petrochemical and steel sector with great influence from other countries such as the USA.
In agriculture in Southern Europe stands out the cultivation of cereals, wheat, corn and sugar beet. In this region livestock is not very developed mainly because of the climate.