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Organic market grew by 10 billion euros in 2019

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According to data presented during BIOFACH eSpecial 2021, the organic market in 2019 grew by 10 billion, reached 106 billion euros and continued to grow in 2020.

The United States (44.7 billion euros), Germany (12.0 billion euros) and France (11.3 billion euros) remain the leaders in terms of market volume.

Denmark became the leader in the consumption of organic products per capita in 2019 – 344 euros are spent there on average per year, followed by Switzerland, where an average of 338 euros per person per year is spent.

The number of certified lands has also increased by almost 1 million hectares. According to the results of 2019, the total amount of the lands under organic production reached 72.3 million hectares around the world.

It should be noted that Ukraine, according to official data, entered the TOP 3 countries in Europe, in terms of growth of land under organic production. The increase in 2019 reached almost 50% and the amount of land under organic production in Ukraine is about 468 thousand hectares, which is only 1.1% of all agricultural land in Ukraine.

Ukraine ranks 20th in the world in terms of lands occupied by organic production, and in Europe – 12.

Let’s check some infographics from the annual guide in the field of organic agriculture that contains information from all over the world «World of Organic Agriculture 2021». The guide is published under the direction of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Frick, Switzerland) and contains data as of 31.12.2019.

Here’s also information on the export potential of the Ukrainian organic sector, prepared specially for BIOFACH 2021 by the Export Promotion Office of Ukraine.

Translation of infographics and information on export potential was prepared within the Swiss-Ukrainian program «Development of higher value-added trade in the organic and dairy sectors in Ukraine», funded by Switzerland and implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland) in partnership with SAFOSO AG (Switzerland), www.qftp.org.

The full version of the publication is available at the link.

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