EU & UK Organic Produce Sales

EU Organic Produce Sales

As of the cutoff of 2021, the sales of organic produce in the European Union (EU) have been steadily increasing over the years. In 2019, the EU’s organic market was valued at 45 billion euros, with Germany being the largest market, followed by France and Italy.

According to data from Eurostat, the share of organic farming in the total utilized agricultural area in the EU reached 8.5% in 2019, up from 7.5% in 2012. This indicates a growing interest in organic farming among EU farmers and consumers.

Furthermore, the EU has set targets for the expansion of organic farming and the consumption of organic products. The EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy, which was adopted in 2020, aims to increase the share of organic farming to 25% of the total farmland by 2030, as well as increase the consumption of organic food by 25% by 2030.

Overall, the demand for organic produce in the EU is expected to continue to grow in the coming years as consumers become increasingly interested in sustainable and healthy food choices.

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You can find more about Organic Farming Statistics in EU here at Eurostat and here at IFOAM

UK Organic Produce Sales

According to the Soil Association’s 2021 Organic Market Report, sales of organic fruit and vegetables in the UK increased by 12.6% in 2020, reaching a total value of £2.79 billion. This growth is part of a wider trend towards organic food, with the overall organic market in the UK increasing by 12.5% in 2020.

Some other statistics about organic fruit and vegetable sales in the UK include:

Organic fruit and vegetables account for around 30% of all organic food sales in the UK.
The most popular organic vegetables in the UK are carrots, salad leaves, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes.
The most popular organic fruits in the UK are bananas, apples, grapes, oranges, and berries.
Organic sales in supermarkets increased by 12.5% in 2020, while sales through independent retailers increased by 11.2%.
Online sales of organic food increased by 36.2% in 2020, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift towards online shopping.
The UK is the fifth largest market for organic food in the world, after the US, Germany, France, and China.

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