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Ukrainian domestic organic market grew by 3% in 2020

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According to the results in 2020, Ukrainian domestic organic market reached 25.1 million USD. We take into account only organic food of our production without imported products.

As usual, dairy products have been ranked first in consumption and are estimated to be about 65% of the total consumption of organic products. The greatest demand is for milk and butter.

Second place in terms of consumption (18%) is after cereals and grains, flour and seeds. The greatest demand in this category is for cereals and groats.

In 2020, the consumption of organic eggs and oil products increased significantly. But consumption of vegetables and fruits, canned food and ice cream decreased.

Spices and eggs became the leaders in terms of growth: their consumption increased 6.5 times and almost 3.5 times, respectively.

Despite the slight growth of the market, Ukraine still has the lowest level of consumption of organic products per capita in Europe. For products of our own production, it’s about 50 euro cents.

The average per capita consumption of organic products in the EU is € 84 per year. Of course, there are countries that consume not much more than Ukrainians: Slovakia – 1 euro, Romania and Portugal – 2 euros, Hungary – 3 euros per capita per year.

It will be recalled that the world’s market of organic products reached 106 billion US dollars in 2019.

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The organic market survey held by the Organic Standard (Ukraine) in partnership with OrganicInfo.ua (Ukraine) with the support of Switzerland within the framework of the Swiss-Ukrainian Program “Higher Value Added Trade from the Organic and Dairy Sector in Ukraine” implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland) in partnership with SAFOSO AG (Switzerland), www.qftp.org.

Kateryna Shor, OrganicInfo.ua

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