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Ice Cold Business
Germany is the biggest ice cream producer in Europe, according to 2015 data. Italy, where ice cream was invented, only ranks second. Germany, which has the continent’s largest economy and population with almost 83 million inhabitants, earns 22 percent of its ice cream sales from exports. Germany's ice cream is also the most expensive per liter: On average, a liter costs €3.05, while it costs €1.75 in Italy, €2.15 in France and €1.58 in Britain. German customers don't seem to mind the high price that much, as they happily eat on average 113 scoops per person a year. The most popular flavors are chocolate, vanilla and hazelnut.