The only place where food is cheaper than in the Bundesrepublik is in crisis-hit countries like Greece, according to the German statistics office.
This is the result of fierce competition in the retail sector and it is increasingly becoming a problem for German farmers.
Healthy and cheap
The fact that the prices offered by discount supermarkets like Aldi or Lidl do not reflect their actual costs is nothing new.
Most Germans think that when the agricultural sector is doing well, then food quality will also be top notch. According to a recent Kantar Emnid study, small-scale rural food production is seen as an integral part of German culture.