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Berlin: organs on track to grow in the metropolitan region

Total turnover in the regional specialist trade in the metropolitan area of Berlin-Brandenburg was well over 350 million euros in 2014. This equates to growth of at least 8 %. Surveys by the Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Landbau Berlin-Brandenburg (FÖL) – an organization promoting organic farming - cover not only the specialist trade but also the sales channels of direct marketing by producers and artisan businesses as well as box schemes. “The specialist trade is gaining a constant stream of new customers,” explains Michael Wimmer, the managing director of FÖL.

Picture: Michael Wimmer (centre) at Bio-Ost fair with a representative from the Ministry

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Topical Reports / Most recent reports

Organic growth continues on the global level

by Karin Heinze

The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BioFach fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The global organic market increased to 72 billion US Dollars, organic agricultural land worldwide is 43 million hectares.

German organic market grows to 7.91billion euros

by Karin Heinze

According to the calculations of the organization “Arbeitskreis Biomarkt”*, in 2014 turnover of organic food and beverages rose by 4.8 %, and the total market volume increased to €7.91bn (2013: €7.55bn).



Current developments in the Russian organic market

by Redaktion

In Europe, Russia is considered to be one of the worst performing countries in terms of the turnover of organic food. According to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, in 2012 sales of organic food in Russia amounted to 148 million US dollars, which represents growth of 7.8 % compared with 2011.

German enterprise Alnatura increases turnover by 16 %

by Karin Heinze

Even after 30 years since it was founded Alnatura has once again impressed us all with a record result: in the last financial year 2013/2014 ending on 30 September 2014, the company’s turnover came to €689m net. Compared with the year before, this translates into a rise of 16 %. 

BioFach 2015: doing justice to new trends

by Alexander Reinbold

From 11 to 14 February – Wednesday to Saturday – the international organic industry will again be congregating in Nuremberg. Just as last year, NürnbergMesse expects around 2,200 exhibitors and 42,000 professional visitors to attend the trade fair duo BioFach and Vivaness. 

Funke: “Understanding what affects the organic sector“

by Karin Heinze

Keeping your finger on the pulse is a must for a specialist international trade fair like the BioFach and Vivaness duo. What has an influence on organic farmers, what affects the market, what trends and tendencies are emerging?