Eurostat, the European Union's statistical agency, has praised Europe's food industry for performing well regarding productivity, with growth from 1990-2000 being above that for manufacturing at 2.1% per annum. The figures are split up amongst EU Member States and show that for the meat industry, the most efficient country was Denmark, at €46,100 (US$45,042) per person and the least efficient was Portugal at €14,700.