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Sweden: organic market with significant growth

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04.11.2016 Editor

After the first six month of 2016, the market share for organic products in Sweden reached 9% by sales value. This is as great a market share as in Denmark according to the half-year report by the consulting company Ekoweb.

German drugstore leader dm has more than 1000 organic products

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03.11.2016 Editor

The organic food range of the leading German drugstore dm continues to grow and has now reached around 1000 articles. This was announced by the company based in Karlsruhe at its annual press conference.

Dutch organic sales increased by 11.5 percent in 2015

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01.11.2016 Editor

The share of organic in the retail (grocery and specialty) was more than 4.3% in 2015. In the first half of 2016 the growth at the supermarkets goes on.

UK organic market back to growth

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27.10.2016 Editor

The report of Soil Association, states that with a sales growth of 4.9 percent, the sales of organic products in the UK are already at 1.95 billion pounds. 2016 should be the year in which organic food products break the 2 billion pound mark.

Millennials expecting more from their products

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19.10.2016 Editor

The new consumers,  also called the millennials, people who were born between the 1990’s and early 2000’s, are, unlike the generation of their parent’s, very passionated about social causes.

Denmark - the world leading organic nation

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The Danish organic market has grown by 17,8 % in the first six month of 2016 and the organic share is 9,9% of the total food sales in the Danish retail sector. That makes Denmark to the most well-developed organic market worldwide, says a report. Organic products worth almost DKK 1.7 billion (€ 228 Mio.) were sold to professional kitchens in Denmark in 2015, according to the latest statement from Statistics Denmark. This corresponds to an increase of 27% relative to 2014. More than a trebling within five years. And the positive development continues: Organic Denmark expects that the organic sale to food service will increase by 25 percent in 2016.

France catching up with organic leaders

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07.10.2016 Editor

According to the organic agency Agence Bio, the first half of this year has proved to be very fruitful. Organic food sales increased by 20%.

Natural & Organic cosmetics continue to growth – nature-inspired cosmetics regaining

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14.09.2016 Editor

 Compared to the previous year, the German market for organic cosmetics has grown in the first six months by 4 %.

Report on the European Organic Rice Market 2016 out

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05.08.2016 Editor

The Europe Organic Rice Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Organic Rice industry.

European Commission registers 'People4Soil'

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29.07.2016 Editor

The European Commission has today taken the decision to register 'People4Soil' European Citizens' Initiative which aims to "recognise soil as a shared heritage that needs EU level protection and develop a dedicated legally binding framework covering the main soil threats."

China – one of the top 4 organic markets worldwide

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For years there were no official figures available for the organic market in the People's Republic of China, even though this huge country has for a long time been supplying a lot of organic products. According to the data we now have access to, catapulted China into fourth place in the worldwide ranking of organic markets. Karin Heinze has been travelling in China and at BioFach in Shanghai she spoke to the chairman of IFOAM-Asia Zhou Zheijang and Markus Arbenz, the managing director of IFOAM Organics International (Video and Gallery).

UK: Chocolate, a leading fair trade product

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25.07.2016 Editor

Chocolate is seen as one of the fair trade movement’s biggest success stories. In recent years, three of the world’s biggest chocolate producers have made at least one of their iconic brands with fairtrade chocolate.

German organic food market to cross 15 billion Euro by 2021

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15.06.2016 Editor

According to a research report by TechSci, "Germany Organic Food Market By Type, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011- 2021". Germany's average annual household net-adjusted disposable income per capita was $ 31,925 in 2015.

IFOAM Organic World Congress: Call for papers

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24.05.2016 Editor

Every three years sector stakeholders come together at the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world’s largest and most significant organic gathering.

Starkes Wachstum: Der schwedische Biomarkt 2015

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06.04.2016 Redaktion

Ekoweb Sverige hat die vorläufigen Umsatzzahlen des schwedischen Biolebensmittel-Markts für 2015 zusammengefasst. Demnach stieg der Umsatz von Biolebensmitteln um 39 Prozent auf mehr als 2 Milliarden Euro. Der Anteil der Bio-Umsätze im gesamten Lebensmittelmarkt stieg um 2,1 auf 7,7 Prozent.

France: significant organic growth across the board in 2015

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29.03.2016 Kai Kreuzer

The organic market in France has been growing steadily for years. Turnover in the whole organic sector has now reached €5.5bn (preliminary estimate for 2015), which equates to growth of 10% compared with 2014. The number of companies in the organic industry, from organic farmers, processors and wholesalers to retailers, has risen to 42,216, a pleasing expansion of 7.2%.

Strong growth: The Swedish organic market 2015

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22.03.2016 Editor

The Swedish online portal Ekoweb Sverige has summarized the preliminary sales figures for 2015 for the Swedish organic food market.The summary shows that sales of organic food overall has increased by 39 percent to more than 21 billion SEK (2.3 bn €). The total turnover of the Swedish market for food and drink is about 280 billion SEK (30.3 billion Euro). Ekoweb is gathering the data every year. There is also a market report from KRAV the main certification organization of organic production in Sweden.

Tutto Bio: Italian Organic Yearbook launched

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04.03.2016 Editor

Since 1993 Bio Bank is the Italian organic data bank. Year by year updated data and interesting activities are published in  the Italian organic yearbook "Tutto Bio", the annual report on organic sector in Italy.

UK: Organic market grows to 2,47 bn euros

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The Soil Association’s 2016 Organic Market Report launched on 23 February, reveals the organic market continued to experience steady growth of 4.9% in 2015. This is the third year of consecutive growth for the UK organic sector, now worth £1.95 billion (€2,47 bn).

Certified organic health and beauty sales up 21%

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26.02.2016 Editor

The Soil Association’s 2016 Organic Market Report launched onTuesday, 23 February, reveals sales of certified organic health and beauty products increased by 21.6% in 2015 to £54.2 million.

European organic market grew to more than 26 billion euros in 2014

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In 2014, the European organic market grew by approximately 7.6 percent to a value of more than 26 billion euros.  This is shown by the latest data provided by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and others.

Germany: 10% plus for natural & organic cosmetics

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The German market for natural and organic cosmetics achieved an outstanding result in 2015. Turnover of controlled natural and organic cosmetics increased by 10 % and grew to €1.1bn.

German organic market grows to 8.6 billion euros

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According to the calculation of the organic market working group, total turnover of organic food and beverages grew in 2015 by 11.1% to €8.62bn. The number of organic farms and the area of organically managed land also grew.

The Organic Brazil of the 21st century 

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11.02.2016 Editor

Brazil has a market in the order of R$ 2.5 billion (640 Mio.$), including exports, with the expectation of growth of 30-35% in 2016. Around 11.500 organic producers were recorded 2015.

43.7 million hectares of organic land worldwide

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The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BioFach fair in Nuremberg.

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